This is why we all own shoes with different sizes. Here at Samuel Hubbard we understand that it can be tricky ordering shoes online without trying them on first, which is why we strive to produce shoes that are true to size, and unlike other shoe manufacturers, we take the time to perfect every shoe. Hubbards tend to lean towards a roomy, generous fit. Built based on these specifications, our shoes allow for better air circulation around your feet and some wiggle room for your toes. The most accurate method of determining your shoe size is surprisingly very simple. Remember the old fashioned-looking metal foot measuring tool on the floors of every shoe store?
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Simply using the heel-to-toe length may result in an improper fit. Locate the shoe size as determined in step four on the movable width bar and view the width measurement indicated by the properly determined shoe size. If the shoe size falls between widths, choose a wider width for a thick foot, a narrower width for a thin foot.
Be sure to measure both feet, then fit the larger foot. It is common to have feet of different sizes. This is the first step in the fitting process. Due to differences in manufacturing, styling, and other variables, it is up to each fitter to be knowledgeable of shoe styles and fit characteristics. It may be necessary to make compensation in sizing to achieve a proper fit for each individual customer. The fitting process often involves trial fittings to ensure that the proper size was selected.
With this in mind, the Junior Model device ensures that the shoe will fit, while allowing approximately one size for growth. The method of measurement is the same as the adult model with the exception of finding the width. Instead of utilizing a width t-bar, the Junior device uses a slide to measure the width. Position the slide so the arrows point to the size determined from toe or arch length. Then, find the width line which aligns to the widest part of the foot.
Hold the heel firmly against heel cup, and rest the inner edge of the foot against the indicator. Press the toes against the device with your thumb and read the toe length.
To measure the width, use the diagonal width line which comes in contact with the foot at the widest part. Cleaning the Device Clean the Brannock Device with a damp cloth. Use liquid dishwashing detergent if necessary. Do not use spray cleaners or disinfecting solutions as they may adversely affect the measuring areas of the device.
Fitting Tips Terms such as narrow, wide, regular, extra wide and others may be used by manufacturers to indicate a width size. These terms are not standardized. Footwear manufacturers can use these terms at their discretion so it is difficult to determine how the Brannock width measurement you measure relates to a manufacturers specification. Contact the footwear retailer or manufacture to get specific recommendation on their width sizing.
Shop at stores that provide service to their customers and have knowledgeable sales people. Getting properly fitted footwear takes more than picking a shoe off the shelf and having the sales associate ring up your sale. Be sure to have both feet measured. Many people have feet of different sizes. Fit to the larger of the two. Have your feet measured and fitted each time you purchase shoes.
Your foot size changes with age, weight changes, and other factors. The shoe size you wore in high school probably is not the right size. Have footwear fitted at a similar time as when you will be wearing the footwear. Correctly fitted footwear can prevent long term foot problems. Take time to fully lace and tie the shoe properly and walk around in the shoe at the time of try on.
Simply using the heel-to-toe length may result in an improper fit. Measure the Width Slide the width bar firmly to the edge of the foot. Locate the shoe size as determined in step four on the movable width bar and view the width measurement indicated by the properly determined shoe size. If the shoe size falls between widths, choose a wider width for a thick foot, a narrower width for a thin foot. Measure the Other Foot Reverse the device end-for-end and measure the other foot following the steps described above.
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