If you’re not sure how to find the right shoe size for your girl – or what size a girl wears in boys shoes – you’re in the right place! In this article, we’ll discuss the basics about girls shoe sizes with girl shoe size charts, boys to girls shoe size conversion, and illustrations.
- Girls Shoe Size Chart
- What Size Shoe Does a Girl Wear in Boys?
- Girls Shoe Sizes by Age
- International Conversion
How Do Girl Shoe Sizes Work?
There are two primary types of girl shoe sizes. Girls from the age of 1 month to about 4-5 will wear toddler shoes which are usually marked with a “T,” and run from size 0T to 13T. A size 5T would be a size 5 toddler shoe. Once your girl is older and outgrows the largest size 13T toddler shoe, she will move onto “youth” or “big kid” shoes, which are usually marked with a “Y” and run from size 1-7.
Watch out: A size 1Y is larger than a size 13T.
Girls Shoe Size Chart
|Girls Shoe Size (US)||Foot Lenght (Inch)||Worn by|
|9C||6 1/4||Small Child|
|10C||6 5/8||Small Child|
|11C||6 7/8||Small Child|
|12C||7 1/8||Small Child|
|13C||7 3/8||Small Child|
|1Y||7 5/8||Big Child/Youth|
|3Y||8 3/8||Big Child/Youth|
|4Y||8 5/8||Big Child/Youth|
|6Y||9 3/4||Big Child/Youth|
Girls Shoe Size by Age
|Girls' Age||US Size||Foot length|
|1 year||3C||4 3/8"|
|2 years||6C||5 1/4"|
|3 years||9C||6 1/4"|
|4 years||11C||6 7/8"|
|5 years||12.5C||7 1/4"|
|6 years||13.5C||7 1/2"|
|7 years||1Y||7 5/8"|
|9 years||3Y||8 3/8"|
|10 years||4Y||8 5/8"|
|12 years||6Y||9 1/4"|
|13 years||7 US Women||9 1/2"|
|14 years||7.5 US Women||9 3/4"|
|15 years||8 US Women||9 5/6"|
|16 years||9 US Women||10"|
In this shoe size chart by age for girls you find all sizes up to the age of sixteen. Example: A seven year old girl has size 1Y (foot length 7 5/8″).
What Size Shoe Does a Girl Wear in Boys?
There is no difference in the size between boys shoe sizes and girls, so that makes things a bit easier for parents. Girls’ and boys’ feet develop quite similarly throughout childhood, so toddler and youth shoe sizes are unisex.
Boys to Girls Shoe Size Chart
|Boys Shoe Size (US)||Girls Shoe Size (US)||Foot Lenght (Inch)|
When To Start Buying Womens Sizes?
Did you know that over 65% of kids are wearing shoes that are too small for their feet? You can start thinking about buying women’s sizes for your girl once she’s started to wear about a size 4Y or 5Y shoe. This is because women’s shoe sizes are actually quite similar in size to youth shoe sizes. A size 7 women’s shoe, for example, is usually equal to a size 5Y shoe, though this may vary slightly depending on the brand.
So, once your girl has started wearing a larger youth size, you can consider switching her to a women’s shoe, as long as her foot is large enough.
You can check Women to Girl Shoe Size conversion here.
Are Boys and Girls Shoe Sizes the Same?
In simple terms: yes they are! If a boy wears 4Y then a girl would also wear 4Y. However, it could very well be the boys respectively girls of the same age wear different shoe sizes.