With conkers to kick and exciting piles of leaves to jump into, autumn’s a great time for new footwear and we’ve a wonderful range of seasonal trainers, shoes and boots, from brands we’ve loved for years (hello Bobux and Veja!) to newbies we're delighted to welcome to the KIDLY shoe rack (step forward Froddo and Zig + Star).

While you’re admiring the line-up, can we suggest you also take a minute to give your kid’s feet a quick measure? It’s easy peasy - see below. All you need’s a sheet of paper and a tape measure or ruler. Oh, and a child that will stand still for ten seconds. (Errr...so maybe good luck with that bit…)

Sizing always varies slightly from brand to brand, but once you know how long your child's biggest foot is (see instructions) the individual brand measurement charts below will help you pick the right size.

And remember, we do free 365 day returns, so you can always buy two sizes if you're unsure.

BOBUX FLAT LAY

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The easy way to measure your child’s feet:

Foot measurement instructions

  1. Draw a straight line down a piece of paper. Put the paper on a hard floor, by a wall.
  2. Get them to stand with their heel against the wall and their longest toe on the line. Mark the line at the tip of the longest toe. Measure both feet - one will be longer!
  3. Measure the distance between the wall end of the paper and the furthest toe mark in cm, then use the relevant size chart for the brand (see below) to find the size to order. Remember to add 1 -1.5 cm growing room. If you really can't pick between sizes, order both and send back - we do free 365 day returns.
  4. Top tip: When you're measuring babies and young toddlers, it's easier to hold the paper up to their foot. Mark the line at both heel and toe, then measure between the marks.

FIND BOBUX SIZE CHART HERE

The genius of Bobux is the fact they make their shoes for stages not ages - their Soft Sole, Step-up, I-Walk and KID+ ranges cover each phase of foot development as kids learn to cruise totter, walk and run.

Bobux Seedling

Bobux Seedling.

FIND VEJA SIZE CHART HERE

Cool & sustainable pumps and trainers made ethically with vegan suede and an innovative cotton, coated with a waste resin produced by the corn industry. Veja's natural rubber soles and built-up toes offer ultimate comfort while walking, running and just about anything else. Oh and they're prefect for parent and child twinning!

FIND NEW BALANCE SIZE CHART HERE

New Balance's combination of function and fashion gives you the performance technology growing feet need and the stylish shoes and trainers you love to put them in. Plus the New Balance Foundation donates to charitable organisations, and groups that support kids and families, with a focus on health, nutrition, education and physical activity.

New Balance lifestyle

The New Balance Foundation supports families and kids.

FIND IGOR SIZE CHART HERE

Spanish brand igor has been making stylish and comfy footwear to put a spring in kids' steps since 1974, with their Euri wellies suiting puddle stompers big and small.

FIND FRODDO SIZE CHART HERE

Croatian brand Froddo has more than 75 years of experience making sustaianable footwear from the highest quality materials. They use no nasty chemicals in the production process and barefoot technology in the construction of their slippers and Mini Suede Velcro Boots.

FroBootddo Mono

Froddo Mono Boot

FIND ZIG & STAR SIZE CHART HERE

We're very excited about new British brand Zig + Star. Created to challenge compromise, stereotypes and outdated beliefs, Zig & Star's funky unisex shoes and boots are planet-conscious and designed to grow as kids grow. When you remove the innersole, they go up a half size. Genius!

So there you have it - how to measure up for any of our autumn range of shoes and boots. And remember, if you need any more guidance, our Live Chat Team are always here to help, 8am-10pm, every day. Just hit that purple button, bottom right.