What Is the Average Shoe Size for My Child?

Shoe size varies with the individual child, but certain sizes are typical at specific ages. For example, at age 4, the average shoe size is a children’s 10 to 11.

By age 6, most children are wearing a Size 12 shoe. Around 7, children are typically transitioning between Size 13 shoes for young children and Size 1 in older children’s footwear. By age 9, children are in Sizes 3 or 4. At 10 they are in a 4, and by age 12 they are in a Size 5 or 6. As adolescence begins, children range from Size 6 at age 13 to 7 or 8 at age 14.