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Do Toddler Shoes Come In Half Sizes?

Struggling to find the perfect fit for your toddler's shoes? Learn why half sizes could be the key to optimal comfort and development.

Jalpa Patel
By Jalpa Patel
Davor Štefanović - Editor for First Walkers
Edited by Davor Štefanović

Updated August 14, 2023.

Securing the right fit when shopping for your toddler's shoes is crucial not just for comfort but also for the proper development and protection of their delicate feet. One common question many parents grapple with is: Do toddler shoes come in half sizes? The answer, reassuringly, is a resounding yes!

Why Half Sizes Matter

Just like adults, toddlers can fall in-between standard shoe sizes. That's where half sizes step in, filling that gap and ensuring your little one's shoes fit like a glove. This might not seem significant, but even a slightly misfit shoe can lead to blisters, instability, and discomfort.

Should You Buy Half-Size Toddler Shoes?

Determining the correct shoe size for your toddler begins with accurate foot measurements. Here's how:

  • Position your toddler standing upright.
  • Measure both feet from the back of the heel to the tip of the big toe.
  • Always opt for the size that fits the larger foot.

The rule of thumb is that toddlers' shoes should increase by half a size for each 1/6 of an inch of their foot length. For instance, if your toddler's foot measures 5 1/6 inches, the ideal shoe size would be 6.5. Once you've got the shoes, confirm the fit by checking that your toddler's big toe isn't hitting the inside of the shoe.

Remember, a shoe too large can cause friction leading to blisters, just as much as a shoe too small can constrain their little feet. Moreover, select a flexible, breathable material, such as leather, for optimal comfort.

The Half-Size Advantage with First Walkers

If you're stumped for choice, take a peek at First Walkers' shoes for toddlers. They don't only come in a wide variety of supportive and comfortable designs but also come with features like built-in arch supports and anti-microbial insoles.

Ultimately, half sizes in toddler shoes provide that extra wiggle room to adjust for the uniqueness of your child's foot size. So, on your next shoe shopping spree for your little one, remember to check for half sizes—they might just be the perfect fit!

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