Guide To Bobux Footwear



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4-Steps To Measuring Your Childs Feet
  • Ask you child to stand on a piece of paper. If they can keep their feet still at the same time give them a high five.
  • Draw around both feet with a ball point pen. Extra points if you don't accidently draw on their foot.
  • With a ruler measure the length of each foot outline. At this point you may notice one of your outlines is a bit wiggly. Repeat Step 2 if needed.
  • Write down the measurement of the longest foot. Check your measurement on the sizing chart below or the Bobux Fit Wizard.



Bobux Sizing Guide

If you know the size of your childs feet use the table below that shows the Bobux size next to US and UK equivelant sizes and an approximate foot length in millimetres. Note that Bobux sizing leaves some room for feet to grow with their sizing.

If you need to find out the size of your childs feet use the 4-step process above or download our printable sizing chart here

For more detailed Bobux sizing details click here to go to the Bobux Fit Wizard

 Bobux sizing chart




Sizing Guide

  Soft Sole Step Up i-Walk Kid+ US UK Age (approx)
213 mm 33 1.5 1 7-8 years
210 mm 6-7 years
  32 1 13  
205 mm 6-7 years
200 mm 31 13 12 5-6 years
195 mm 5-6 years
  30 12.5 11.5  

190 mm

5XL 5-6 years

185 mm

29 29 12 11 4-5 years

180 mm

4XL 28 11 10 4-5 years

175 mm

4-5 years
  27 10 9  

170 mm

27 3-5 year

165 mm

26 9 8.5 3-5 years

160 mm

  3-5 years
  25   8 7.5  

155 mm

2XL 2-5 years

150 mm

24   7.5 7 2-5 years

145 mm

2-5 years
  23   6.5 6  

140 mm

XL 21-27 mths
  22 22   6 5  

135 mm

21-27 mths

130 mm

21 21   5 4.5 21-27 mths

125 mm

15-21 mths
  20 20   4 3.5  

120 mm

15-21 mths

115 mm

M   4 20 9-15 mths

110 mm

18   3.5 19 9-15 mths
105 mm   3 18 9-15 mths
100 mm   2.5 17-18 3-9 mths
95 mm   2 17 3-9 mths
90 mm   1.5 17 0-3 mths
85 mm   1 16 0-3 mths
81 mm     16 0-3 mths


Which type of Bobux should you choose?

Little feet start life so incredibly soft and pliable. They need absolute flexibility to develop as Mother Nature intended. Bobux believes tight fitting socks, rigid soles and materials that don't move with wriggles and stretches, can hamper healthy development. The range of Bobux shoes available at The Sleep Store can be broken down in to three main styles, Soft Sole, Step Up and i-Walk. Bobux has created each of these ranges to offer a different level of support and structure suited to the different stages of development a childs feet go through. Here's a breakdown...

Soft Soles - This type is ideal for babies that have started to crawl around and explore. They give their feet freedom to move and grow. They provide them with protection and comfort whilst ensuring secure grip.

Step Up  - This type is ideal for infants that have taken first steps in the last few weeks. First time walkers have a unique foot shape, which is reflected in the Step Up range. They are as flexible as a shoe can get for enabling unrestricted development.

i-Walk - This type is ideal for confident walkers that love running, jumping and going on adventures. A confident walker has a more developed, but still unique foot shape. The i-walk range accommodates this, providing the best possible flexibility whilst adding grip for kids on the go.

For more information about the different types of Bobux available at The Sleep Store the product's detail page before you add to cart.


Size 22 iWalk or Size 22 Step Up?

The I Walk is a different shape to the Step Up which make it a different fit, the actual lengths are the same.

When it comes to deciding whether to go with the I Walk 22 or stay in the Step Up 22 comes down to how well the child is walking and how much fat is still around the top and ball of the foot.  If in doubt stay in the Step Up!

It terms of determining how much room is at the end the toe to end of the shoe:

  • If the foot has measured at the bottom of a size, there will be approx. 12mm of room left to grow.  For example: if a child’s foot length is 140cm, they will be a size 23 and have 12mm left to grow.
  • If the foot has measured at the top of a size, there will be approx. 6mm of room left to grow. For example: if a child’s foot length is 145cm, they will be a size 23 and have 6mm left to grow.

About Bobux and their environmental vision:

"May we each do our best to tread lightly on the earth"  Chris Bennett, owner and founder of Bobux International Limited.

Just as we are passionate about helping children enjoy those first few steps, we are also committed to reducing our environmental footprint. Little steps will one day be big strides, so protecting the world for future generations plays a key role in our philosophy.

Our work practices, product development and designs, materials and packaging are governed by a comprehensive eco-friendly policy, designed with the future in mind.

The Bobux environmental guarantee:

  • Naturally safe for children
  • We never use heavy metals or lead
  • All tanning agents and dyecolours used in our leather products are water based
  • Tests confirm no presence of any banned substances in our products
  • All testing is carried out independently by accredited authorities and to internationally recognised environmental standards
  • Every shipment is pre-tested and re-checked before dispatch
  • All products are manufactured to the highest safety and social compliance regulations


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