The Tot Rides Blog

What Is An Average Shoe Size For A 1 Year Old

average shoe size for a 1 year oldWhat is the shoe size for a 1 year old… of course one that fits your tot, just kidding. Gone are the days when you bring your 1 year olds or toddlers in the store to purchase a pair of shoes where it is easier to get them the right fit. With modernization, the trend now is online shopping or TV shopping. Where in, all you have to do is just to sit around surf the net or watch the shopping network and order. Tada! In a few days or so the shoes for your baby you’re eyeing for are right at your doorstep.

Incredible isn’t it? However, the greatest thing with online or TV shopping is also the greatest downside, what if the shoes you bought doesn’t fit? It will take days shipping it back and forth which is too much hassle and effort. The best thing to do is to be definite with the shoe size of your 1 year olds.

According to some charts set by different online shoe shop, the average shoe length is approximately 8.9 cm (3.5 inches) and 6.5 cm in width (2.56 inches) for 1 year olds. This is just an approximation; remember that this varies with many factors such as height, weight etc. Better yet, the best thing to do is to measure the toddler’s feet.

Here are the steps:

  1. Gather a sheet of paper, measuring tape/ruler and a pencil.
  2. Let your toddler stand on a paper. (Make sure that the paper stays in place by taping it on the floor.
  3. Mark the place where your toddler’s big toe is with the pencil.
  4. Then, mark the back of the heel.
  5. When you have made the two marks, measure it then with a tape measure or a ruler.

If in doubt, buy shoes you think it’s a little bigger than you toddler’s size, they grow so fast and eventually they’ll fit right into it. Every 1 year old is unique; they may have certain characteristics in common, shoe sizes… closely but not always.

If you are buying a gift for a one year old then TotRides recommends letting parents buy shoes unless you know the child’s sizing really well and sticking to conventional “non-shoes” gifts that are age appropriate for 12-24 month old toddlers.