Unlike most brands, we provide specific measurements of an individual shoe instead of a general size guide encompassing all shoes in a range. We avoid the label of all types of shoes having the same size. For example - the measurements of a kids size 23 boot will vary compared to a kids size 23 sandal. All our shoes are of standard European sizing, but we do however include if a fit runs small, normal or wide.
The easiest way to find the right size with us
The easiest way to find the right size for your children's shoes with Bisgaard is with our Match and Fit system. All you need is a white sheet of A4 paper, a pair of dark socks and your mobile phone.
How it works:
- Put the white paper on the floor against a wall
- Put one foot with dark socks on the paper
- Use the Match and Fit function that you will find on every Bisgaard product page
- Wait until the function has measured the foot and repeat the process with the other foot.
It's that easy to measure your feet! And now you can get all shoes displayed in our webshop in the perfect size for you or your child.
How to measure the foot
Measure the length of your child's foot while they're standing upright. Be sure to measure both feet, as their left and right foot may be different lengths. Start by standing your child up against a wall with their weight evenly distributed between both feet. Place their heel against the wall and a book on the floor so that it is touching their longest toe. Then measure both feet in centimeters from the heel on the wall to the longest toe against the book. You can check our 'inside measurements' on every shoe to see which size correspondes to the cm's of your childs foot.
Find the right room for growth
It is important that your child's feet have space to move and grow in their footwear. Generally, you should leave between 1 - 1.5 cm of room for growth in a new pair of shoes or boots. Exactly how much depends on whether you are buying shoes or boots. For example, you should leave 1.5 cm of room for growth for winter boots, while sandals and ballerinas should have no more than 1 cm.
Is the width appropriate
Many shoes and boots have soles that can be taken out, allowing you to assess whether the width of the shoe or boot is similar to that of your child's foot. The entire foot should be within the borders of the sole. Keep in mind that the internal measurements are not the same as the external measurements as material, lining and stitching take up space.
Leather stretches slightly and relaxes with wear, so don't be concerned if the shoes feel a little rigid at first.
When buying rain boots for your child, avoid buying ones with too much room for growth as rain boots cannot be strapped to the foot in the same way other footwear can. If the rain boots are far too big, the feet and heels will slide back and forth. This could mean they wear down faster, both on the inside and the outside.
Rain boots are already fairly large and wide compared to other shoes and boots. You should therefore make sure to choose a pair with an appropriate volume, both in terms of shaft and width. If you want a little extra warmth and a more snug fit, you can add an extra wool sole inside the boots. A thick pair of stockings or wool socks can also help.
Something to consider
If your child has wide feet or a tall instep, we recommend paying attention to the closure before buying. The elastic in a Chelsea boot and the zip at the back of a shoe will make it easy to put on and take off. Sandals and slippers also provide more room for a comfortable fit. Laces and velcro are a great option to give your kids extra room without having to go up or down a size.