Although our collection spans a wide range of colors and designs, we have made it easy for you to find the right shoe size. Below, we guide you to the size, the best Bisgaard shoe for each age group, and some considerations for the cold months.

How to measure your child's shoe size

Use our
Bisgaard foot gauge – your guarantee for the right shoe size. And don't worry about room for growth; we've already ensured that your child has space for both movement and growth with 1-1.5 cm extra space in our shoes. Therefore, you should not go up an extra size. 

At each product, you will find a small size guide table that matches the child's foot length with the correct shoe size. It also includes room for growth.

Use the foot gauge like this:

  • Place the child's foot on the gauge.
  • Measure from heel to longest toe. Remember both feet, as there may be differences between right and left. 
  • Use the measurement in our size guide on the product pages

  • If you're in a hurry, you can stand your child on a piece of paper and trace the foot with a pencil. Then you can measure the length of the foot in cm or inches using a ruler or tape measure.

    Do you already know your child's current foot size? Then try entering it here and get your Bisgaard shoe size:


    For extra wide or narrow feet

    All feet are unique – some wider, some narrower, and at Bisgaard, we believe that all children should experience the comfort of shoes that fit well and securely. With our boots and sandals, you can filter by wide, regular, and narrow fit.

    Width can also be measured with our foot gauge: measure the widest part of the foot, which is typically the area around the ball of the foot. 


    Shoe sizes and age: choose for baby, child, and junior

    When it comes to online shopping or gift buying, shoe sizes can sometimes feel like a fun and exciting maze. Baby shoes must be extra flexible and spacious for rapidly growing feet, which can grow up to 15 mm in six months. On the other hand, junior shoes should have a more practical design.

    We have made it easy for you by dividing the shoes into Baby (0-2 years), Child (2-6 years), and Junior (6-12 years). Use the chart below to find the best shoe for your child – and also consider whether you want to buy a Bisgaard shoe gauge with:




    Relevance of shoe gauge

    Recommendation for measuring shoes

    Measurement frequency



    0-2 years

    Very high

    They grow quickly, so remember to check with a shoe gauge every 1-2 months.

    Every 1-2 months



    2-6 years


    They are on the move, so fit is essential. Measure regularly.

    Every 3-4 months



    6-12 years


    They are big enough to tell if the shoe is uncomfortable, but a check every six months never hurts.

    Every six months


    How to use our shoe gauge:


    When the new shoes arrive

  • If you bought leather shoes? Give it time to soften
  • High-quality calf leather may feel stiff at first, especially with boots and ballet flats. Over time, however, the leather will soften and naturally conform to your child's foot, providing optimal comfort.

  • Do a sole check
  • If the ordered shoe has a removable sole, remove it from the shoe and place your child's foot on top. Is the foot within the edges of the sole? Then it looks good. Remember that the shoe's inner measurement varies from the outer measurement due to materials and seams.

  • If the shoe doesn't fit:
  • If you followed our recommended measurements from the start, there are usually no fitting issues when the shoe is received. However, if you still need to return it, we offer 30 days return policy from the delivery date, so you can feel confident in your purchase.