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How Do I Fit My Boy’s Shoes?

Nobody knows more than Clarks about the importance of properly fitting kids’ shoes. While we always recommend your child’s shoes are fitted by one of our trained experts, the following video demonstrations and step-by-step instructions will enable you to carry out a basic fit test at home.

Fitting shoes for boys


Check the Size

Help your child put the shoes on and check they are fastened effectively. Feel for the end of your child’s longest toe – getting them to wriggle their toes may help. Check for sufficient growing room. At Clarks, we recommend Pre-Walking styles from our First Shoes collection – for which we recommend 10 millimeters/1 centimeter of growing room.


Check the Width

In the Clarks kids boys collection, we carry medium, wide, and extra wide. ?Wide tends to fit the standard boys’ foot, and extra wide offers a ?good fit for a wider boys’ foot.


Double-Check the Measurements

You may be thinking, “But my child’s not a wide width!” Our width sizing reflects our long heritage of selling - and fitting - kids shoes. Over time, we’ve determined that boys’ feet generally fit wide, and we offer widths accordingly.

If you still have questions about the fit, take advantage of our two Expert Fit options:

Measure and Fit In Store

Our in-store Trained Fit Experts will measure your child’s feet for length, width, and depth, plus make customized recommendations for the best size and width from our current Clarks kids collection. Find your nearest Clarks Kids store by using our online store locator. No appointment is necessary; stop by for a fit at any time.

Measure and Fit At Home

Purchase one of our Clarks Foot Measuring Gauges to take an accurate measure of your child’s feet at home. Gauges are available for Toddler or Junior sizes. Use our easy eight steps to find the correct size and width.

Still have questions?

Contact our Consumer Services team for assistance at 800-211-5461 (8-8 EST M-F, 10-4 EST Saturdays).