DIY METHOD ON HOW TO MEASURE YOUR FEET

 

Shoe-lovers, shoemakers and shoe buyers are faced with the simple but reoccurring problem of determining accurate shoe measurement and sizing for shoe. It also doesn’t help that shoe sizes vary per country or region.

Determining your shoe size is very important because your foot size can change over time, though, and even with the time of day. Wearing the wrong shoe size can cause blisters, abrasions, pain, long-term injury, and even back issues. So, don’t wear the wrong shoe size!

We have highlighted a few DIY steps in knowing your shoe size. Ready?

First off, before you begin this process, you are going to need some tools. They are;

 

  1. A ruler or tape rule
  2. A chair
  3. A pair of socks (optional)
  4. Pen, pencil or marker
  5. 2 pieces of plain paper that are larger than your feet.
  6. Tape

Let’s get down to business!

  • Tape the plain piece of paper to the floor, then sit down comfortably on the chair.
  • Place your foot firmly on the piece of paper. Ensure that your leg is bent slightly forward so that your shin is just in front of your ankle. If you are going to wear a socks when you purchase the shoe, put it on. If not make use of your bare feet.
  • Trace the outline of your foot on the paper. Make sure the pen or pencil or marker is held straight and not at an angle. If it is held at an angle, what you are drawing would be the outline of the sole of your foot and that’s not what you need.
  • Repeat the same procedure for the other foot. This outline is to be gotten on the other sheet of paper.
  • Mark the widest (width) and longest (length) parts of your feet. Use the largest of the shoe measurements gotten determine your shoe size.
  • Subtract, 3/16 of an inch from each of the length and width of your shoe. This stands for the small space between your foot and the line made by the pencil.

The final results are the actual sizes of your feet. You can make use of the shoe charts for more clarification.

 

How easy did you find these steps? Do let us know in the comment section below. So, the next time you want to get that #TFA shoe you love so much, let these steps guide you on the right path.

 

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5 Tips to Gifting Your Loved One With The Perfect Shoe

Ever tasted real chocolate? If you have, I’m so certain you can remember the exact tinglings your taste buds had, as well as the sensations that were coursing through your veins. The same could be said for the feel of a new shoe on your feet.

How do you feel when you get a new shoe? What are the exact emotions your brain registers? Is it the smell of real leather or the feel of suede or the moment when you realize that the surprise gift is your exact size ?

We’ve received numerous request from spouses confused about how to gift their partner a  shoe gift this special love season and we’ve developed 5 tips to consider when getting your special someone a shoe gift this Valentine.

  1. Be Certain of your Partner’s Shoe SizeThe ultimate feeling anyone has when they are surprised with shoes is the realization that the shoe fits, you can ask Cinderella, she became a princess for this singular reason! So, if you want to get shoes for your spouse or partner, make an effort to know their shoe size.  Some people can tell shoe size just by looking at people’s feet. But there is a rule that posits that the distance from the fore arm to the wrist is the size of our shoes. This rule is called the pi rule. So, if you are not certain of their shoe size, you can either peek under the sole of their shoes, ask a friend or take their foot measurements while they sleep (winks). The Chart below will accurately help you make sense of their foot measurement.
  2. Have an Idea of your Partner’s Favourite Colours: Guessing this might be quite tricky. But a simple “Baby what are your favourite colours?” Can suffice. Remember that the idea of gifts is actually the thought behind them and not just the item or colour. If he/she sees that you made an effort to get him/her favourite colours of shoes, they’ll value it. So, if you are stuck about getting your partner’s favourite colours, try stalking their social media accounts! These have become official cheat sites when getting to know people better or on an in depth level. So, run along now and investigate!

 

 

 

  1. Know their Shoe Preference:

This can be quite tricky for women. For one, there are about a zillion shoe designs for women. Men shoes are much easier to pick out. The trick is finding out what’s missing in your partner’s shoe collection and buying a design you’re pretty sure they will be very happy and comfortable with.

 

  1. Buy  TFA : TFA shoes are exquisite hand made shoe. They are made from the high quality leather and italian soles.  To order the perfect shoe for your partner, visit  www.thefootwearacademy.com or WhatsApp/Call 07055458828, 08182336533.

 

5. Wrap up the gift & Deliver in style!

There are various beautiful gift wraps that can be gotten from gift shops. Some shops also offer gift wrapping services to customers. You can also include a handwritten note in beautiful and stylized handwriting. Remember, old school is the new cool !

A same day logistics company can help deliver your shoe gift or preferably, you can hand deliver the gift yourself just to see the priceless emotions coursing through your partner’s face. This feeling is actually one that would be with you for a very long time.

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Shoe- Making Is The New Cool

Wow, this is officially our first post.

If you’re reading this, then you’re probably a shoe lover or you have decided to start this shoe making journey with us.

The Footwear Academy is a footwear production (yes ! we make the coolest shoes) and training school for individuals interested in footwear making and sales.

 

Over the weekend, Saturday 05, 2017, we kick started our footwear training and mentorship programme  with 4 exceptional students.

The training will run for a period of 4 weekends after which the students would be able to produce exceptional bespoke shoes. Unbelievable – I know *winks*

Our vision at The Footwear Academy is to revolutionize the Footwear Making Industry by training and mentoring the next generation of brands that can compete in the international market.

We’ve started the journey already – join us. The future started yesterday and you’re almost late to the party.

See Highlights of the Saturday class below.

We look forward to hearing what you think (kindly leave a comment).

Cheers.

 

 

 

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