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Footwear Measuring Rulers

F.A.Q. On Shoe Measuring Devices

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Why proper shoe measurements using a shoe measuring ruler essential?
Your customers need different length shoes as the human foot is not identical with all humans. Shoes must be fitted by arch length, (heel to ball-joint) not foot length (heel to toe). There are shoes for short-toed feet and shoes for long-toed feet. The correct shoe is one that accommodates the ball-joint in its proper place, and leaves enough space ahead of toes so they are not cramped or twisted.

What happens to a foot that is incorrectly fitted?
The toes are cramped and twisted, thus stopping ventilation and creating excessive perspiration, which causes rotting of inner soles, linings, and upper leather. Short shoes cause enlarged great-toe joints and bunions, as well as general foot discomfort. Each step strains the foot-arch. Without support under its entire arch-span, the foot sages down, nerves and blood vessels are pinched, interfering with circulation, and trouble follow. This is why a shoe measuring device also known as a foot measuring device is so important

How does a properly fit shoe using a shoe measuring device such as a ritz stick affect the foot?
Arch base of the shoe and ball-joint of foot meet at the same point. Therefore, the foot arch rests comfortably on shank of shoe, full length. Foot and shoe bend at the same place—no sagging. Toes are straight, and there is ample space in front of them. The inside of the shoe has plenty of ventilation and there is no crowding. A foot that is in a properly fit shoe will be comfortable, and the shoes will keep their shape. Using our shoe measuring ruler correctly will insure a proper fit.

If you have further questions about our shoe measuring devices, please contact a Palay Display Store Fixtures Representative.

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