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How to Measure Your Feet

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If you do not plan to read and follow these directions please stop now. 
 
You must follow the instructions and complete each step of the directions as instructed. Failure to do so could result in a delay in fulfilling your order. We are not doing this to be difficult, we require complete and accurate information so we can give you the very best service and fit possible. We make the footwear you order to fit the information you provide us with.

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR FEET

You will need the following items to start.

1) Someone to assist you.

2) A 1/4 inch diameter, number 2 lead pencil.
   Do not use pens, markers, crayons, mechanical pencils or
   other sizes of pencils.
    
3) A sheet of paper measuring  8 1/2 x 14 inches.  Legal size (8 1/2 x 14) 
   copy or computer paper or legal pads ONLY.   DO NOT use torn up 
   shopping bags, desk calendars or cardboard. Do not trim out the shape 
   of your foot tracing.   Send the WHOLE 8 1/2 x 14 sheet in with your
   order.

4) A cloth measuring tape.  Do not use rulers, string or other substitutions.  
   The inexpensive, cloth  tapes are  available anywhere sewing or craft
   supplies are sold.  Accuracy is important!                                                                                             

STEP 1) Wear one pair of socks. The same type you will be wearing  with the footwear you are ordering.  DO NOT wear more then one sock on each foot.  (We  can make your footwear fit correctly and comfortable without you needing to wear multiple socks.)   

Stand on the 8 1/2 x 14 inch paper, distributing your weight evenly on both feet.

Have your assistant trace the outline of your foot. Hold the pencil straight up and down, and keep it against the side of the foot.  Do not tip the pencil in or out. Outline foot with one complete, unbroken line only.  Do not make multiple or incomplete lines. Do not run off the edges of the paper with your outline.

Repeat This Step On Other Foot.

        Correct Way To Trace Foot

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Have your assistant trace the outline of your
foot. Hold the pencil straight up and down,
and keep it against the side of the foot.

STEP 2) Keep your socks on. Sit Down and cross the leg of the foot to be measured over the other leg at the knee as illustrated.

 
Using the cloth measuring tape, measure completely around the foot at the ball, waist, instep and heel.   Gently pull the tape snug.   See  illustrations  below showing a top and a side view of the correct areas of the foot to measure.  
 
 
 

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See the illustration at right to view these same points from the side of the foot.

Taking Circumference Measurements

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Sit Down and cross the leg of the foot to be
measured over the other leg at the knee.

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Using the cloth measuring tape, measure completely around the foot at the ball, waist, instep and heel.
STEP 3) STAND and measure
completely around your calf,
over your trousers. Measure
your leg at the largest part of
the calf.
        See illustrations at right.
 
Finally---Record your measurements
on the order form in the space
provided.
 
Repeat This Step On Other Calf.
 
                        Measuring The Calf
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Measure your leg at the largest part of the calf.
 
 
STEP 4) Check Your Work Carefully. 
Make sure you have recorded all the  
requested information.
 
Your fit will be only as good as the
information you send us. We make
the footwear to fit the information
you provide.  You may wish to double
check each step before sending your
results to us
 
 
 
 
 
 

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How Your Footwear Should Fit.
Mid 19th Century footwear has a long
tapered toe. You should have at least
a thumb's breadth of  room in front of
your big toe. From the outside your
shoes or boots will look longer than
they really are on the inside.  As you
wear your shoes or boots they will
shorten in length. This is  normal for
mid-19th century footwear.

Boots and some bootees can slip on
the heel when new.  As they are worn
they will "set" to your foot and the
slipping decrease.  Wearing your
new footwear a few hours a day
around your home before taking
into the field will allow them to
set to your feet allow for a better
first field use experience.

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Toe with thumb's breadth of room.  
              Heel before it sets" to your foot.

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