How do I Convert Kids' Shoe Sizes to Women's Shoe Sizes?

By Susan Harper

Converting child's shoe sizes to adult shoe sizes is a fairly simple process. A child's shoe size will generally be two sizes smaller than a women's shoe size. For example, a child who wears a size 3 in children's shoes will wear a size 5 in women's shoes. It's always best to measure the person's foot, however, to make sure that the shoes fit properly.


Step 1

Measure the foot with the measuring tape. Measure to the nearest quarter inch.

Step 2

Use the size conversion chart as a guide. Find the shoe size that corresponds with the measurement you took.

Step 3

Once you know what size you wear in either women's or children's shoes, convert by subtracting two sizes from a women's size or adding two sizes to a children's size.