Start-rite Shoe Fitting Gauge, M/L

Product information

This fitting gauge from Start-rite will give you peace of mind that you'll be choosing the correct size shoes. Simply position your child's foot on the gauge to get a reliable size reading.

The M/L gauge is suitable for children 4 and up and measures sizes 9 junior upwards.

The S/M gauge is suitable for ages 0-3 and measures 2 junior to 8.5 junior sizes. The S/M size gauge can be found here.

Please note: The Start-rite fitting gauges will provide you with accurate measurements in millimetres. These can quickly be converted into Start-rite shoe sizes with the help of our easy to use Start-rite size conversion chart found here.

Measure and Fit at Home:
Start-rite believe it's really important to measure a child's feet accurately before buying them every pair of shoes, as ill-fitting shoes can have a serious impact on your child's foot health. To be sure that your child is wearing shoes that fit properly, you can either visit one of the John Lewis stores, where trained staff will measure and fit your child with shoes, or if that's not convenient, use one of our specially developed fitting gauges to help you measure your child's feet at home.

Click here to find out how to measure using the gauges and to watch step by step videos of how to fit your child’s shoes.

Eligible for International Delivery
Footwear Type
9 Jnr

Brand Story

Start-rite's history dates back to 18th century Norwich, where a leather worker called James Smith began offering the first ready-made, off the peg footwear. Following the First World War, the company began to produce footwear specially designed for children, which gave their unique feet room to grow. The name "Start-rite" was first used in the 1920s and the iconic twins logo was introduced a decade later. Start-rite began to focus primarily on children's shoes in 1952 and after extensive research they noted the need for shoes to be fitted by trained people, developed multiple width fittings and introduced their "heel stiffener" to help balance and growth. They received the Royal Warrant in 1955 after supplying the Windsor children with shoes. In recent years they have evolved to use two hundred years expertise to meet the needs and desires of today's children.



We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 3 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Handy to Have This item was purchsed for both my son and daughter, it is useful in that I can measure their shoe size at home and purchase shoes on line. However the sizes are in cm and do not convert to a boys or girls shoe size. This is done on line. Simple to use and the children are quite happy getting their feet measured with it. I would have preferred the uk shoe sizes or a guide to have been enclosed. 08 February 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by shoe fitting at home i have just purchased this, at first i could not make head nor tale of this. i went on to startrite web site , watch the trailer it explains it all. now i know the perfect size. this is great, i will be using this every 3-4 months , so i get the perfect fit. great idea for busy parents. 26 August 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Does not show UK show UK shoe sizes ! Not sure how anyone is to work out their shoe size with has Millimeter markings & no shoe size markings. Had it even come with a conversion chart, i could have marked them on it myself. Ive tried finding out the conversion on Google but am still stumped. Just ludicrous ! 17 August 2011
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