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Could Nike’s Kids Shoe Size Changes Lead to Price Increases?

By March 29, 2024Nike, Sneaker News

AIO Bot - Nike Changes Kids Shoe SizesIt seems that Nike found their New Year’s resolution list lying somewhere, and decided to make it a reality. Other than reducing the production of classic sneakers, Nike will change kids’ shoe sizes. So, get ready to be introduced to a new Nike kid shoe size chart to ensure your mini sneakerheads are laced up in style with the perfect fit!

Speaking of which, refer to the list below to get your Nike fit right!
Air Force 1 Size Guide
Nike Cortez Size Guide
Nike Air Max Size Guide
Air Jordan Size Guide
Nike Dunks Size Guide
How to Measure Your Shoes
A Guide on How to Make Shoes Smaller
– And, A Guide on How to Stretch Shoes (just in case!)

Nike Kid Shoe Size Chart Changes

Former Nike Kids Footwear Sizing New Nike Kids Footwear Sizing
Toddler (TD) 1C – 7C 2C -7C 
Pre-School (PS) 8C – 3Y 8C – 13.5C
Grade School (GS) 3.5Y – 7Y 1Y – 7Y

So, we’ve got two Nike kid shoe size categories: Little Kids (TD and PS) and Big Kids (GS). According to the Swoosh, there’s an overlap between Toddler/Little Kids and between Little Kids/Big Kids, which does not allow for a true fit. This pushed the brand to update the current Nike shoe sizing guide to eliminate this overlap.

To get a clearer view of why Nike changing kids shoe size is kind of a big deal, consider the new Jordan 4 White Thunder. To catch a GS, you’d have to pay $160. That’s $60 more than that of Little Kids sizing, which retails at $100. So, imagine if you went from paying $100 for your kid’s Jordan to paying $160. 

This change in Nike kids size chart will mainly affect the kids who wear a 1Y to 3Y Nike shoe size. Because, unlike Air Jordan’s slight price increases from year to year, not all people will be willing to pay more than $160 for their kid’s sneakers. A pair they’ll outgrow in a matter of months maybe. Or at least that’s how parents might be thinking. So, this is exactly what we meant by potential price increases due to the new Nike Kids size changes. 

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