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We highly recommend you call or email us if you are unsure of your child’s size. This allows us to talk through the product and any concerns you may have about your child’s feet. All shoes are designed differently and no one shoe is a standard size. Therefore please read our recommendations on whether to go up or down or size within the description of each shoe or if the shoe is better for a narrow or wide foot or if its US sizing etc. Please make sure you read our recommendations in the shoe's description.

There is no rule on age = size. All kids are different and grow at different rates but as a guide we categories our sizing as follows:

Babies will be either Infant by age or by size e.g. Infant size 2. Babies also come under European sizes and most of our pre-walkers are in European sizes (usually between a Euro sizes 17 to 23).

Younger kids or toddlers will be under Kids sizing and usually runs from a Kids size 5 to Kids size 10.

Youth relates to kids from a Youth size 11 to a Youth size 6.

There are also some products that come under Adult Sizing and will be clearly categorised as either Women's sizes or Men’s sizes.

A lot of shoes come in European sizes so check out the fitting chart to convert here.

We are always happy to talk through the sizes so just buzz us in-store on 02 9564 2212 if you are unsure.

Billy Lou Sizing Chart

Kids Shoe Size Chart

You can download our sizing chart here. Please note this is only a guide.

You can download our European Size Conversion Chart here.

For assistance, contact: (02) 9564 2212 email: shoes@billylou.com.au

FEET

Babies feet are precious and are made up of soft cartilage so it's important to protect and care for them. Their feet can grow 3 foot sizes in their first year.

From their first steps to the age of two their feet will continue to grow 2 to 3 sizes. Theirs bones will start to form and the puppy fat disappears.

From the age of around 8 they will slow down to 1 size per year.

So with all that growth you can see that getting correctly fitted shoes is really important and at Billy Lou Kids Shoes we will ensure that your child is fitted correctly.

Billy Lou Kids Shoe carries a big range of brands from Australia and Overseas from babies to teens to cater for all those feet.

FIT

At Billy Lou all our staff are professionally trained fitters. Getting the right fit isn’t just about the length, it is also about the depth, width, heel and how they walk in their shoes. Fitting shoes is not like buying your kids a new top - you can see if the top fits but you can't see if the shoe fits so it is extremely important to get it done by someone who is trained.

Their feet will also change so continued fitting checks is important. A shoe that might have fitted well last time may not fit well next time.

We recommend to always wear socks for the first 2 weeks with new shoes to help wear them in.

If you are unsure of a fit, please pop in and we will check it for you.

Billy Lou staff have ongoing and regular training to ensure that we are looking after your kids feet.

ONGOING FIT

Their feet will continue to grow until the age of 18 for boys and 16 for girls. They will also change over time and what may have worked last time may not work in the next size up.

We recommend you get your child’s shoes checked every 2 to 3 months to ensure they still fit.

KIDS FOOT HEALTH

Billy Lou Care about Kids Feet

We can't stress enough how important it is to get your kids shoes fitted correctly. We have seen time and time again problems with kid’s feet due to incorrectly fitted shoes and we are on a mission to make sure that everyone is educated about this and what the long term effects are. So we have joined forces with Dr Neil Smith from the Foot Alignment Clinic to talk about this. Watch the videos below to find out more.

FITTING TIPS