Sizing Guide

Need Help Finding the Right Size?

You can measure your feet or your child's feet at home using a book, a ruler and a wall. You can then see where the measurement fits on our sizing charts to find the recommended shoe size.


Measure Your Feet...

Note: We do not recommend tracing feet because doing so usually gives a larger and inconsistent measurement. Our sizing charts work in accordance with the following method:

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Remove shoes and socks and place bare foot so that the heel is barely touching a wall.

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Place a book on the floor, parallel to the wall, so that it is barely touching the front of the longest toe.

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Step away carefully and measure the distance from the book to the wall.

... and Find Your Size

Once you have the measurement, look for it on the charts below to find the recommended Softstar shoe size.

  1. Wiggle/growing room is already taken into account.
  2. If your child is on the border between two sizes then we recommend the larger size.
  3. We recommend using the metric (cm) column with your measurement, since it is more precise.
Child SizeApprox Age RangeLength in CentimetersLength in Inches
2 0 - 6 months ≤ 10.2 cm ≤ 4”
3 6 - 12 months 10.2 - 11.1 cm 4” - 4 ⅜”
4 12 - 18 months 11.1 - 11.0=9 cm 4 ⅜” - 4 ¾”
5 18 months 11.9 - 12.8 cm 4 ¾” - 5”
6 18 - 24 months 12.8 - 13.6 cm 5” - 5 ⅜”
7 2 years 13.6 - 14.5 cm 5 ⅜” - 5 ¾”
8 2 - 3 years 14.5 - 15.3 cm 5 ¾” - 6”
9 3 years 15.3 - 16.2 cm 6” - 6 ⅜”
10 3 - 4 years 16.2 - 17.0 cm 6 ⅜” - 6 ¾”
11 4 - 6 years 17.0 - 17.9 cm 6 ¾” - 7”
12 4 - 6 years 17.9 - 18.7 cm 7” - 7 ⅜”
  1. Wiggle/growing room is already taken into account.
  2. If your child is on the border between two sizes then we recommend the larger size.
  3. We recommend using the metric (cm) column with your measurement, since it is more precise.
Softstar Youth
Shoe Size
Approx Age RangeLength in CentimetersLength in Inches
1Y 4 - 6 Years 18.5 - 19.4 cm 7 ¼” - 7 ⅝”
2Y 5 - 8 Years 19.4 - 20.2 cm 7 ⅝” - 7 ⅞”
3Y 5 - 8 Years 20.2 - 21.0 cm 7 ⅞” - 8 ¼”
4Y 6 - 10 Years 21.0 - 21.9 cm 8 ¼” - 8 ⅝”
5Y 6 - 10 Years 21.9 - 22.7 cm 8 ⅝” - 8 ⅞”
6Y 8 - 12 Years 22.7 - 23.6 cm 8 ⅞” - 9 ¼”
7Y 8 - 12 Years 23.6 - 24.4 cm 9 ¼” - 9 ⅝”
8Y 12+ Years 24.4 - 25.3 cm 9 ⅝” - 9 ⅞”
  1. If you are on the border between two sizes then we recommend the larger size.
  2. When possible, we recommend using the metric (cm) column with your measurement, since it is more precise.
  3. Wide or narrow? If you have never found you needed wide or narrow shoes in the past then we suggest sticking with our regular width. If you think your feet need wide or narrow shoes then please consult the width chart below.
Softstar Adult
Shoe Size
Regular US Shoes SizeLength in CentimetersLength in Inches
4U 3.5 - 4 Mens
4.5 - 5 Womens
20.7 - 22.2 cm 8 ⅜” - 8 ¾”
5U 4.5 - 5 Mens
5.5 - 6 Womens
22.2 - 23.0 cm 8 ¾” - 9 ”
6U 5.5 - 6 Mens
6.5 - 7 Womens
23.0 - 23.9 cm 9” - 9 ⅜”
7U 6.5 - 7 Mens
7.5 - 8 Womens
23.9 - 24.7 cm 9 ⅜” - 9 ¾”
8U 7.5 - 8 Mens
8.5 - 9 Womens
24.7 - 25.6 cm 9 ¾” - 10”
9U 8.5 - 9 Mens
9.5 - 10 Womens
25.6 - 26.4 cm 10” - 10 ⅜”
10U 9.5 - 10 Mens
10.5 - 11 Womens
26.4 - 27.3 cm 10 ⅜” - 10 ¾”
11U 10.5 - 11 Mens
11.5 - 11 Womens
27.3 - 28.1 cm 10 ¾” - 11”
12U 11.5 - 12 Mens 28.1 - 28.9 cm 11” - 11 ⅜”
13U 12.5 - 13 Mens 28.9 - 29.8 cm 11 ⅜” - 11 ¾”
14U 13.5 - 14 Mens 29.8 - 30.5 cm 11 ¾” - 12”
15U 14.5 - 15 Mens 30.5 - 31.4 cm 12” - 12 ⅜”

Consult the chart below to determine your recommended width. Please note that this chart shows average measurements, but the height of your instep and the shape of your foot can also affect the width that fits best so these recommendations may not work for everyone. If you have never needed wide or narrow shoes in the past then a regular width will likely work best. If you normally need a wide shoe in other brands then we recommend ordering a wide width, even if you fall in to the regular width range on this chart.

Using the Width Chart:

  1. To measure foot width, use the same method as measuring foot length. Just turn your foot so it is parallel to the wall and use a book to mark and measure the distance. Only the outside edge of the ball of your foot should be touching the wall. Don't press your heel against the wall—just let it sit between the wall and the book.
  2. If the width of your foot is below the range listed for your size then a narrow shoe is recommended. If your width is above the range then a wide shoe is recommended.
  3. When possible, we recommend using the metric (cm) column with your measurement, since it is more precise.
Softstar Child SizeApprox Age RangeRange of Regular Width (cm)Range of Regular Width (inches)
2 0 - 6 months 4.3 - 5.9 cm 1 ⅝” - 2 ¼”
3 6 - 12 months 4.6 - 6.2 cm 1 ¾” - 2 ½”
4 12 - 18 months 5.0 - 6.6 cm 2” - 2 ⅝”
5 18 months 5.3 - 6.9 cm 2 ⅛” - 2 ¾”
6 18 - 24 months 5.6 - 7.2 cm 2 ¼” - 2 ⅞”
7 2 years 5.7 - 7.3 cm 2⅜” - 2 ⅞”
8 2 - 3 years 6.0 - 7.6 cm 2 ⅜” - 3”
9 3 years 6.4 - 8.0 cm 2 ½” - 3 ⅛”
10 3 - 4 years 6.7 - 8.3 cm 2 ⅝” - 3 ¼”
11 4 - 6 years 7.1 - 8.7 cm 2 ¾” - 3 ⅜”
12 4 - 6 years 7.5 - 9.1 cm 2 ⅞” - 3 ⅝”
Softstar Youth SizeApprox Age RangeRange of Regular Width (cm)Range of Regular Width (inches)
1Y 4 - 6 Years 6.4 - 8.0 cm 2 ½” - 3 ⅛”
2Y 5 - 8 Years 6.7 - 8.3 cm 2 ⅝” - 3 ¼”
3Y 5 - 8 Years 7.3 - 8.9 cm 2 ⅞” - 3 ½”
4Y 6 - 10 Years 7.5 - 9.1 cm 3” - 3 ⅝”
5Y 6 - 10 Years 8.1 - 9.8 cm 3 ¼” - 3 ⅞”
6Y 8 - 12 Years 8.4 - 10.1 cm 3 ⅛” - 4”
7Y 8 - 12 Years 8.7 - 10.4 cm 3 ⅜” - 4 ⅛”
8Y 12+ Years 9.1 - 10.8 cm 3 ⅝” - 4 ¼”
Softstar Adult SizeRegular US Shoes SizeRange of Regular Width (cm)Range of Regular Width (inches)
4U 4.5 - 5 Womens 7.5 - 9.1 cm 3” - 3 ⅝”
5U 5.5 - 6 Womens 8.1 - 9.8 cm 3 ⅛” - 3 ⅞”
6U 6.5 - 7 Womens 8.4 - 10.1 cm 3 ¼” - 4”
7U 6.5 - 7 Mens
7.5 - 8 Womens
8.7 - 10.4 cm 3 ⅝” - 4 ⅛”
8U 7.5 - 8 Mens
8.5 - 9 Womens
9.1 - 10.8 cm 3 ⅝” - 4 ¼”
9U 8.5 - 9 Mens
9.5 - 10 Womens
9.3 - 11.0 cm 3 ⅝” - 4 ⅜”
10U 9.5 - 10 Mens
10.5 - 11 Womens
9.6 - 11.3 cm 3 ¾” - 4 ½”
11U 10.5 - 11 Mens
11.5 - 12 Womens
9.9 - 11.6 cm 3 ⅞” - 4 ⅝”
12U 11.5 - 12 Mens 10.2 - 11.9 cm 4” - 4 ¾”
13U 12.5 - 13 Mens 10.5 - 12.2 cm 4 ⅛” - 4 ¾”
14U 13.5 - 14 Mens 10.9 - 12.6 cm 4 ¼” - 5”
15U 14.5 - 15 Mens 11.2 - 12.9 cm 4 ⅜” - 5 ⅛”

Difficulty Taking Measurements?
Try Our Printable Stand-On Sizing Guides

Our printable guides provide another way to help you find the best fit for your feet. These are especially useful for small children who don't like to sit still. Just print the guide for the appropriate age group below and follow the instructions on the page.

Before you print these guides, make sure your printer settings will not shrink or scale the page. Uncheck any boxes labeled "Fit to Printable Area" and/or set scaling options to "None."