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Size Guide

It's really important that our shoes fit little feet well... If a shoe is ill fitting it can make walking a challenge. Most Gertrude and the King shoes are available in sizes 2 to 7, from newborn to about 2 years old. 

Measure from the tip of the longest toe to the heel and add 1 to 1.5 (1/2") for wiggle room. It may be best to go up a size if your little one is midway between sizes.  Do not go by their age as every little one grows at their own pace. If you are unable to measure the foot as it may be a gift, the age is a guide only, we suggest going the next size up.

Be sure to keep checking the fit of the shoes as your little one won't be able to tell you if they're getting tight!

Please note the below size chart is an approximate, there are slight variations between styles. Our SS18 Sneakers are slightly bigger in sizes 3 and 4. Please follow the chart on each shoe listing.




We have 6 different fits / styles in the Gertrude and the King range. Have a look below to learn more about what fit will be best for your little person!

Pull on sneakers in Bear and Cranberry - are great for slim to normal feet. They're designed to be a little firm to get on, so once they're on the stay on and won't slide off.  If your babe has a really chubby foot, We would recommend the lace up sneakers. ⠀

Dune, Mustard and Cinder Sneakers - these are great for ALL feet. The lace up design allows you to undo and loosen so you can easily get a foot in, even a chubby one! They are a slimmer design when compared to the Marine, Forest, Desert and Stone sneakers but the laces still allow for a wider foot to fit comfortably. ⠀

Marine, Forest, Desert and Stone Sneakers - these are great for normal to wide/ very chubby feet. Particularly those feet that have alot of chub on top of a their foot. If your child has a long skinny foot, we would suggest our other sneakers or even better, the new pull on sneakers. ⠀

All Peep Toes - These are a slim fit, great for narrow to normal feet. The actual peep toe is quite small, we designed them this way to be to stop narrow feet from sliding all the way through the front! You can even style these with socks or tights and not see them at the front. ⠀

Eucalyptus, Marine, Mustard and Lilac Mary Janes - These shoes have the same fit as the Marine, Forest, Desert and Stone Sneakers and are great for normal to wide/chubby feet. If your child has a long skinny foot, we would suggest our Peep Toes or pull on Mary Janes. ⠀

Bear and Rose pull on Mary Janes - These are perfect for all feet!  The beauty of these is the strap elastic is REALLY stretchy, so they're super easy to get on!⠀


 Still unsure about something? Send us an email, we would love to hear from you!