About Kids' Shoe Sizes

Children's shoes are sized in two waves. The first wave for infants and children starts at size 1 for pre-walking tots and extends to size 13.5 (measuring 7¾ inches from heel to toe). The second or youth size wave starts again at size 1 (at just under 8 inches from heel to toe), and extends through adult sizes. This wave normally accommodates children ages 6+. All Brooks kids’ shoes come in the "standard" D width – so there’s no difference, size-wise, between the boys’ and girls’ shoes.

Our Kids' Adrenaline GTS shoes, offered in sizes 1-7, fit the second (youth) wave of children's shoe sizes. Please note: size 1 is the smallest size in the Kids' Adrenaline GTS. Our Kids' Ghost shoes, for sizes 10.5-13.5 and 1-7, start in the infants and children's size wave and then continue into the youth size wave. Please note: size 10.5 is the smallest size in the Kids' Ghost.

International Kids Shoe Size Comparison
USA 10.5 11 11.5 12 12.5 13 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7
UK 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 13 13.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6
Europe 27 28 29 29.5 30 31 32 33 33.5 34 35 35.5 36 36.5 37.5 38 38.5 39 40
Japan (cm) 17 17 17.5 18 18.5 19 20 20.5 21 21.5 21.5 22 23 23 23.5 24 24.5 24.5 25