Printable Sizing Guide
To help you find the correct size for your child, we've created this printable sizing guide that you can keep at home!
How to print our sizing guide:
- Click the link below to download the sizing guide.
- Once open, click on the print button in the top left corner of the page (small image of a printer).
- Use the 'Save' button in the left column to keep a copy of this on your computer (ensure you are saving this document as a PDF file).
- Open the PDF document that you just saved on your computer.
- Select File > Print
- Ensure that Page Scaling is set to 'None' - this is important to ensure the measurements are correct.
- Print your sizing guide! - remember to print one for each foot.
The 7 Fitting Steps
With your purchase of PSW shoes, we want to ensure the perfect fit for your child. Once your order arrives, please follow the ‘7 Fitting Steps’ below to check the fit of your new shoes.
1. Heel Grip Test - With the child seated, pull on the heel of the shoe firmly to ensure minimal ‘heel slippage’ occurs.
2. Width - Make sure the shoe shape fits and suits the foot shape. The shoe should be broad enough and deep enough. If you can see the outline of the child’s foot pressing against the shoe, they are probably the wrong fit. Feel for excess pressure on the little toe when the child is standing.
3. Depth - Make sure there is enough depth by pulling your thumb across the top of the shoe. You should feel a small ripple but not a large pleat or crease. Remember, too many creases equal too much depth.
4. Length - Feel for the longest toe. This sometimes may not be the big toe. If you cannot feel the toes ask the child to wiggle them for you. For Infant shoes allow for a pinkie finger width of room from the largest toe to the front of the shoe. For Junior shoes allow for an index finger width of room from the largest toe to the front of the shoe. For Senior shoes allow for a thumbs width of room from the largest toe to the front of the shoe. The child should be standing up to make sure their toes are flat and the foot has its natural spread.
5. Back - Check the shoe fits snugly around the heel. Padded toplines provide additional comfort around the child’s heel and ankle.
6. Fastening - Lace up and Velcro shoes offer adjustment options. Shoes should be fastened to provide a firm grip around the child’s foot. If a buckle is present there should be additional holes for adjustment.
7. Walking - Lastly, the child should walk in the shoes inside (preferably on carpet). Check that the child walks well in the shoes, and that there is minimal ‘heel slippage’.