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Prometheus Tue 15-Nov-16 13:50:55

Can anyone advise on kids football boot sizing please. I want to buy football boots for my 6 yr old DS as a surprise. He is size 10.5 in normal shoes. However Sports Direct and other sports shops seem to use a completely different sizing guide. When we bought his original boots the assistant in Sports Direct tried to tell me that Clarks shoe sizes were only valid for Clarks shops (obviously a lie) and we only found out his boot size by trying on lots of boots. This isn't an option if they are a surprise. I've googled to see if there is a conversation chart but nothing. Any help please?

Peachy27 Tue 15-Nov-16 14:16:20

My son is size 10 and has a size 11 boot. My older son generally has half to a full size bigger in football boots too than what his clarks school shoes are. They both have quite wide feet tho so don't know if that makes a difference. Depending on returns policy could you buy a couple of sizes and take one back?

ineedamoreadultieradult Tue 15-Nov-16 14:21:53

I just took my 6 year old to sports direct to try football boots on so he can tell Santa what size to get. His feet measure 12 and a half. He was wearing his football socks and the best fit was a 13. My 9 year old has size 5 feet and wears size 5 boots. So I don't think there is a massive difference. My oldest boys are adidas and the ones my youngest tried on are Nike if it makes any difference.

imnervous Tue 15-Nov-16 14:39:07

Definitely go up a size. DS is in size 10 and we bought an 11 in football boots (adult sizing- please stop growing!!!!)

imnervous Tue 15-Nov-16 14:40:10

We find Adidas narrower fitting than Nike

DubiousCredentials Tue 15-Nov-16 14:41:41

Definately go up a size. Although I used to buy the Clarks football boots when ds was little as they had Velcro fastenings rather than laces.

DubiousCredentials Tue 15-Nov-16 14:43:59

Example - in fucking robdogs Clarks ds measured a 4.5 but the 4 fitted better 🤔🤔 He has Addidas football boots in a 5.

Woody67 Tue 15-Nov-16 18:02:00

Agee with a post earlier, it depends on the make (I have bought more pairs of football boots than I care to remember) so the only way of being sure is to try them. Also bear in mind thick socks and shin pads might make a difference. Best you can do is buy them but change if they don't fit.

Prometheus Tue 15-Nov-16 20:44:58

Thanks for all the responses! See my problem isn't whether to go a size bigger etc, it is what that size is called. So for example on Sports Direct website for kids football boots the following sizes are the options - "C10 (28), C11 (29), C12 (30.5), 1 (33), 2(34)"

Does C10 mean size 10 in normal shoes? The guys in Sports Direct last time said it wasn't the same but perhaps he was wrong?

ineedamoreadultieradult Tue 15-Nov-16 20:53:14

Yes they are just normal sizes with the European version in brackets.

Prometheus Wed 16-Nov-16 18:46:03

Thank you!

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