How to measure a foot correctly?
Measuring the length and width of a child's foot is almost always a superhuman act. Children do not cooperate, get angry and run away. This mainly applies to walking beginners. But you will see that each subsequent measurement will be a little easier.
We measure length:
- special measurer - eg. Plus12, Clevermess, etc.
- with a paper box, when we place the child with the heel inside the wall of the box (here we mark the point - the center of the heel) and another, for example, with a comma, mark where the longest finger reaches. The foot must stand in the box with all its weight, we can lightly push on the instep. Make sure your fingers are straight. We connect these two points and we have the recorded foot length
We measure the width:
- with a paper box - as well as the length, we just make points at the place where the foot is widest (usually in the area of the toes) - we connect and measure
WE ALWAYS MEAS BOTH FEET - THE DIMENSIONS OF THE LEGS MAY BE DIFFERENT BY HALF CM
Determining the width of the foot - wide vs. narrow or perhaps normal ?!
Determining whether we are looking for a shoe for a wide, narrow or normal foot is the basis of the right choice and the first step to the right shoes for our loved ones.
The following table can help us:
before we look into it in more detail, divide the measured length by the width - compare the result with the value in the relevant leg length category.
E.g. we have a leg 15 cm long and 6.5 cm wide
15 / 6,5 = 2,3 .... and we already know that this is a leg of normal width
|Length to width ratio|
|Leg length||Very wide||Wide||Normal||Narrow|
We have length, we have width, and now, what is that excess ?!
The oversize is the space in the shoe for possible growth (which will take place 100%) and free movement of the toes so that they do not deform. And to make the shoes comfortable.
An oversize of up to 1.2 cm is generally recommended. The toes need at least 0.5 cm to move and the rest will fall for any foot growth. However, for beginners, I personally recommend an excess of max. 1 cm, so that walking in boots is really comfortable and unrestricted. For older running, bouncing and frolicking rarachy, feel free to choose 1.2 - 1.4 cm.
We must not forget the excess in width! Choose it according to the season - ie. depending on how strong the sock the child wears. The warm sock can extend the foot by several mm. If there is space on each side or an excess of 1-2 mm, it will be fine!
WHEN BUYING BAREFOOT OR COMPROMISE SHOES, REMEMBER THE THREE BASIC BF RULES
SHOE SHAPE SHOULD CURRENTLY COPY THE FOOT SHAPE (some have a distinctly dominant thumb, some have fingers in almost the same plane)
ZERO DROP - ie. zero difference in the height of the toe and heel (just no heels. even completely tiny)
FLEXIBLE SOLES - in short, the popular comparison "chewing gum" :)
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we will be happy to discuss everything you need with you and recommend suitable footwear. :)