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Shoes-day Tuesday Tip: Convert Women to Youth Shoe Sizes

Last year when I was looking for a pair of all white adidas Stan Smith tennis shoes, Nordstrom was completely sold out.  I tried Zappos and while they didn’t have the women’s shoe in all white, they DID have one in youth sizes.  (For those looking, the adidas Superstar is a comparable pair).  Today’s post will help you convert women to youth shoe sizes easily!

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My normal size is a Women’s 5.5 and I ended up getting the shoes in a Youth 3.5.  They fit like a dream and were also $20 cheaper than the adult version!  Who doesn’t like to save a little cash?  Most sources suggest ordering 1.5 sizes down from your women’s size when converting to a youth size but I found that 2 full sizes down worked best for me.  NOTE: There can be some variation between brands so you may need to test a couple pairs in order to find your perfect fit. 

Convert Women to Youth Shoe Sizes | Women to Youth Shoe Size Conversion | How to Convert to Kid's Shoe Sizes

It may be time to try my youth-size shoe hack again.  I recently came across these fantastic silver Hunter wellies in the kid’s section of a recent Garnet Hill catalog.

Convert Women to Youth Shoe Sizes | Women to Youth Shoe Size Conversion | How to Convert to Kid's Shoe Sizes

These awesome print oxfords were in the same catalog and I’m finding them kinda adorable as well!

Convert Women to Youth Shoe Sizes | Women to Youth Shoe Size Conversion | How to Convert to Kid's Shoe Sizes

What do you think?  Are you willing to give kid’s shoes a try or have you already?  Let me know in the comments below!  Until next time…keep it simple, stylish and satisfying!

8 thoughts on “Shoes-day Tuesday Tip: Convert Women to Youth Shoe Sizes”

  1. Thank you for this! OMG, your feet are smaller than my daughter’s – she’s now in a 4-5 youth, so we’ve been starting to shop in the women’s section and I was having trouble converting the sizes.

  2. This is genius!! Occasionally there’s a pricey item I have my eye on that just never goes on sale while still in my size. Book marking this one for later!

    1. Certainly not the kind of kid’s things I had growing up! Thanks for hosting – have added your event to my Link-up listing!

  3. I have never seen a youth size 3.5 that was equivalent to an adult size 5.5. I have 2 daughters and 4 granddaughters. I’ve witnessed all of them wearing size 3 to 7 youth shoes and clogging around in Mom’s/Granna’s two sizes larger shoes that fell off them when they lifted their feet. Try subtracting 1.5 or 2 from the youth shoes. You’ll get the adult equivalent.

    1. Thank you! That’s a great tip! I’m guessing sizing might vary depending upon brand. I’m typically a 5.5 or 6 in women’s shoes and have 2 youth pairs in 3.5 that work well for me. But if I were going to venture out into a new brand, I’d definitely try a couple sizes to get the best fit. Also, just to clarify, I’m referring to youth sizes (ages 8-12) not toddler sizes (under 8). The numbering system overlaps a bit and can get confusing. Thanks again for stopping by and sharing your experiences.

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