It's a common misconception to think that in kids' shoes are tiny elf shoes, but based on Zappos' Shoe Size Conversion, a woman up to size 8.5 and possibly even 9 can fit into a kid size 7, which is meant for 7-12 year olds. If you're really petite, as in you wear a women's US size 4 shoe, you can even venture into a little kid size of 2.5!
It's super easy to convert your women's shoe size into a big kids' shoe size. Simply subtract 2 sizes from your women's shoe size. For example, if your women's shoe size is 6.5, your kids' shoe size would be 4.5. Check out the conversion chart below for a quick comparison:
You might be thinking, "Why would I, a grown woman, want to wear kids' shoes? My Little Pony and velcro? No thanks." There are actually some basic shoe styles that are the same across the board - man, woman, child, and baby. These are some fashionable styles that you can find in both adult and kids sizes:
You can save a big chunk of change if you just walk over to the kids' shoe department. Check out what styles are offered the next time you go shoe shopping!