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Children's feet!

Post: # 103951Post Brij »

Right, I need some advice from those of you with (young) kids.

Basically, it's my little brother's birthday next month, and the poor little thing's gonna have to do with home-made presents from me this year 'cos I am flat broke.

I'm going to make him some home-made socks (which he won't appreciate and will ruin) with some nice cotton yarn I got in a sale, and some flip flops* (he hates wearing shoes, but our garden is prickly, stings and is covered in cat's wee and dead mice) using the carrier-bag method I mentioned on a thread ages ago (which I have trial-ran, and looks to be brilliant!)

Buuut I have no idea how big to make them!

I've asked my mum several times, but being as she's responsible for a rather large brood, I've had no response, and time is running out!

So to the parents out there, roughly what size would you expect the feet of a (small) 10 year old to be? Just the shoe size is all I need, once I can figure out the length, I can figure out the rest pretty easily... and these things don't really require accuracy anyway. I know it's a long shot, but it's worth the try!

*flipflops = thongs, jandals, depending on where you're from

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Post: # 103952Post Annpan »

British big size 1.... perhaps... My LO isn't even 2 yet but I am trying to base my guesstimate on my nephews feet...
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Post: # 103953Post Brij »

Wow, that was such a quick reply!

Thank you, I'll see what the consensus is if anyone else has a clue, but that sounds about right, maybe I'll drop by a shoe shop tomorrow too and have a butchers.

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Just in case anyone else might find a shoe-chart useful (you never know...), I found a brilliant one here.
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Post: # 103978Post baldowrie »

well now you see my sons feet were size 1 when he was 7. At ten they were size 4, pushing 5 (36-38)

Try and seek a look at any shoes he has

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Post: # 104032Post Brij »

That's the problem, baldowrie, I don't live with him.

I'm sure 4-5 is not likely to be his size, since that's the size my feet are, and I'd be sharing shoes with him by now if that were the case. A size 1 seems a bit big, too.

Going to email my mum again!
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Post: # 104059Post glenniedragon »

My 7 yO has size 1 feet, so I'd guess more towards the 3-4 kinda size.

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Post: # 104071Post Brij »

Well apparently he's between a 2-3, but now I'm extra-confused.

See, I'm just not practical-minded enough to figure out whether she means the small size 3 (ie. 5"/12.7cm long feet) or a real size 3 (9"/22cm)... help! :scratch:
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Post: # 104076Post Esther.R »

Well I have just grabbed my daughter's foot to measure and it is about 6 1/2" and she is 2 1/2yrs old (and a 'little' size 7) :lol: so would definately go with a 'proper' size 2-3!

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Post: # 104078Post baldowrie »

yes big size2 or 3.... 33/34 or 35/36

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Post: # 104095Post Brij »

Wow, I still think of his feet as tiny!

Thank you guys for being there to save me from my own lack of common sense :wink:
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