Taking your measurements
Real bespoke requires a proper fitting, we offer width and girth adjustments with both heel, instep and forefoot width to existing lasts, as well as full bespoke. Even if you plan to purchase a pair of existing lasts and are uncertain or wish to discuss sizing we always recommend to take your measurements and send these to us for analysis.
This is especially true for new customers that wish to get a pair, our size guide is made according to standard US, UK, EU and JPN size standards, however these are not harmonized. This means that for a really good fit, help is always at hand when you connect to us. You can contact us directly through E-mail, Instagram messaging, whats-app or website chat.
Print measurements documents
Taking measurements does not require our documents, but we recommend to use the printed version as guide. Taking measurements can be done alone, but we stongly recommend to have an assistant, spouse or friend to assist the measuring for best results.
The printed version should be printed to actual size to avoid scaling and on a standard A4 white paper. Please check the calibration ruler to confirm it is printed correctly.
Some general advice. The timing of measurement will affect the result to a small degree, feet swell in the afternoon and thus its a good idea to measure in the afternoon. We also advice to wear socks that you would commonly use and are relevant to the bespoke.
If you choose to use the template, you have cut away the marked line at the heel that allow the A4 template to be placed with the heel toward the wall. Place your foot on the paper with the heel towards the wall and the inner foot from heel to forefoot parallel with the marked line. make sure you stand up balanced between rear and forefoot, relaxed.
2. outline of foot
Mark the outline of your feet on the paper by using a very thin pencil and make sure to angle the pencil perpendicular to the ground. Mark the areas
3. Length of foot
(L) Mark the length of the foot by drawing a perpendicular line to the predefined line along your inner foot and your longest reaching toe, often the big toe. Using the pre marked ruler to define the length.
4. Width of foot
(W) Mark the maximum width of the foot, along line A.
(H) Mark the maximum width of the heel, along line H.
5. Girth of foot
To measure the girth of the 4 main parts of the foot you use a soft measuring tape and measure the circumference at the marked points. A, B, C and D
(A) Girth at the widest part, use the tape between the big toe joint and the bulge at the little toe joint.
(B) Measurements just after the balls of the feet when arch starts. pull the tape parallel to line A, the widest part of the foot.
(C) This measures the instep of the foot. Start the tape just above, half an inch above the instep bone and pull the tape around the foot to the high point, middle, of your arch.
(D) Start the tape at the same position as in C, just above the instep bone, and pull the tape around the point of the heel touching the ground and then back to original measuring starting point.
7. Finishing and assistance
Once both feet have been measured and documented you send us the documentation, link to mail. With this data we will be able to recommend suitable lasts and respective size. Our experience is that measurements are helpful to determine suitable size, but we also prefer to overview shoe size to last history for your existing shoes that fit well, or not. We will always be available to assist you in the process of determining size, please get in contact with us if further assistance is needed.