Table 3

Results of database-study consisting longitudinal series of shoe sizes of 242 girls and 104 boys

Girls (SD)

Boys (SD)

Total (SD)


Age at peak growth (years)

10.4 (1.1)

11.5 (1.5)

10.7 (1.4)


Growth speed at time of peak growth (shoe sizes/year)

2.4 (1.3)

2.6 (1.6)

2.5 (1.4)


Age at start plateau-phase

12.1 (0.8)

13.7 (1.0)

12.4 (1.0)


Time between age at peak growth velocity and start of plateau-phase

1.8 (1.2)

2.3 (1.6)

1.9 (1.3)


Shoe size at plateau-phase

38.9 (1.5)

41.4 (1.8)

39.3 (1.8)


Busscher et al. Scoliosis 2011 6:1   doi:10.1186/1748-7161-6-1

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