Missouri Boot & Shoe Company
Supplies Need To Complete The Tracing and Measurement Forms To Order Footwear
1) The same weight and style of socks you plan to wear with
your new footwear. Plus your trousers if you are ordering
pull on boots.
2) Someone to assist you. This is very important to get the most
accurate information so you will get the best fit possible. Your
new footwear will be made to fit the information you provide.
3) A #2 lead pencil that is 1/4 inch in diameter. Do not use ink
pens, markers, crayons, mechanical pencils or other sizes
4) A cloth measuring tape. Do not use rulers, string, yarn or
other substitutions. The inexpensive, cloth tapes are available
anywhere sewing or craft supplies are sold.
Accuracy is important if you want proper fitting footwear!
See our refresher course on reading the fractions of an inch on
a measuring tape below.
How To Correctly Read Fractions On A Cloth Measuring Tape
The more accurate your measurements are the better fitting your new custom made footwear will be. So here is a refresher course in reading fractions of an inch a tape measure to assist you. Tape measure are typically marked off in 1/8th inch increments but some are in 1/4th inch increments and a few in 1/16th inch increments.
How to read a tape marked off in 1/8th inch increments.
How to read a tape marked off in 1/16th inch increments.
Instructions For Tracing and Measuring Your Feet and Calves.
Record your measurements on the tracing forms. Follow these directions with care.
Your footwear will be made to fit the information you are providing on these pages.
After you have printed the six page Tracing and Measuring Forms File and taped pages 2 and 3 and pages 4 and 5 together you are ready to begin the steps below
STEP 1) Right Foot - Wear one pair of socks. The same type and weight you will be wearing with the footwear you are ordering. DO NOT wear more than one sock on each foot. We will custom make your footwear to fit correctly and comfortably without you needing to wear multiple socks.
STEP 2) Stand with your weight evenly distributed on both of your feet. Place your right foot on pages 2 and 3 you taped together earlier.
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 when tracing. Outline the 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.
Left Foot -Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the left foot by placing left foot on pages 4 and 5 you taped together earlier.
Step 3) Right Foot - Be seated, keep your socks on and cross the foot to be measured over the knee of the other foot.
Using the cloth measuring tape to measure completely around the foot at the ball, waist, instep and heel. Gently pull the tape snug. See illustrations for location the ball, waist and instep on your foot.
Left Foot - Repeat step 3.
Step 4 For calf measurements STAND and measure completely around your calf and trousers at the largest part of the calf on both the left and right leg.
Sit to take Ball, Waist, Instep and Heel Measurements on both feet.
Stand to take the calf measurement.