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What is the average shoe size of a 6-year-old girl with a small frame?

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Small-framed 6-year-old girls typically have feet between 6.5 and 7.5 inches long, requiring a size 13 or 13.5 in the United States or 30 to 30.5 in Europe. Typically parents should buy a size larger rather than a size smaller if the child falls between sizes, as small shoes are linked to numerous development problems.

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Children's feet grow very quickly and many adult foot problems have their origins in overly tight fitting shoes worn during childhood. Youth shoes are best worn when a child is around 5 or 6 years of age, but they should start wearing supportive athletic shoes after the age of 6, as they protect the feet during more athletic play.

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