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Shoe Measuring Devices


Foot Measuring Devices - Ritz Stick


Instructions for operating Shoe Measuring Device


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  • First, Before placing foot on the shoe measuring device If you are planning to measure the right foot on the foot measuring device, hold the Footwear Measuring Device so that you can read the words Right Heel which appear just in front of the heel cup on the shoe measuring device. Thus you will be placing the heel of the right foot in the Right Heel Cup of the shoe measuring device. If you want to measure the left foot, hold the shoe fitting device. Set shoe measuring device for operation by moving all parts to furthest away setting from foot. Thus moving the width bar out and the push pointer back to the end of its slot on the shoe measuring device.
  • Second, Placing foot on footwear measuring device on floor, adjusting position of the foot measuring device directly below the knee so that you will have a right angle between leg and foot.
  • Third, Measuring Length: Determine Ball-to-Heel Length (Arch Length) - Place your thumb over ball joint of foot, and move the pointer on the shoe measuring device so that the inner curved side of pointer fits around ball joint of foot and the two high ribs of pointer come in contact with thumb. When the pointer on the shoe measuring device is in proper adjustment the low middle rib will be touch the bone on side of the foot. You can check this with your index finger. Read size indicated by this pointer. Now you have the arch length. Determine Toe-to-Heal Length (Toe Length). Look straight down over the end of toes (make sure stocking is pulled tightly over toes and press toes down so that they lie flat against the base of the shoe fitting device) and read the size indicated. Now you have the toe length. This shoe measuring ruler performs the same measurements as the Brannock Shoe Measuring Device
  • Fourth, Determining the Length of the Foot In Terms of Shoe Size - Compare the arch length with the toe length and select the longer measurement for shore size. A normal foot should indicate the same length on Ball-to-Heel scale as on Toe-to-Heel scale. However, these measurements seldom coincide, because most feet measure for longer length shoe on Heel-to-Ball scale than Heel-to-Toe. The reason for this in most cases is that past short fittings has twisted the toes. Therefore, Heel-to-Ball measurement corrects previous ill fitting and prevents short fittings
  • Fifth, Measuring Width - Determine width by pushing width bar to edge of foot firmly, but do not squeeze foot. Select number on width bar, which is same as length size just determined. Follow down this line and observe which width area it touches, or comes nearest. If it comes between width marks choose wider width for thick foot and narrower width for thin foot. If the foot is extremely fleshy or has a very high instep it may be necessary to fit an extra width wider. If the foot is extremely thin, compress the foot slightly with the width bar and take your reading while holding the bar in this position. Notice the shoe measuring device shows arch length, toe-length, and width all at the same time. All measurements on the shoe measuring device are in terms of shoe size.
  • Sixth, To measure other foot - reverse the shoe measuring device end to other end so that the heel of the other foot is in the correct heel cup and follow the same instructions as given above. This shoe measuring ruler performs the same measurements as the Brannock Shoe Measuring Device.


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