# How to measure my feet for shoes at home?

Have you ever ordered shoes online and they did not fit when they arrived? Or have you ever gone to a store, tried on shoes, only to find out that the size was wrong after walking around in them for five minutes (the worst!)? These are common problems faced by shoe shoppers. Fear not, as we will guide you through measuring your feet at home like a pro.

## Tools You’ll Need

Before proceeding with measurements, ensure that these tools are available:
– A piece of paper larger than your foot
– Tape or a ruler
– Pencil

## Time To Get Started!

Let’s dive into learning how to measure those feet accurately.

### Step One: Trace Your Foot

Take off any footwear and socks. Place one of your feet onto the sheet of paper. Hold the pencil straight up against the side of your foot and trace around it (Be ready for some ticklish sensations). Do this step on both feet in case there is any difference in measured sizes (Which can happen just what we needed, right?)

### Step Two: Measuring Length

The traced image will be more comprehensive once it’s turned horizontal/vertical from its original angle (mind-boggling!) .

Once you’ve done so use either tape measure or ruler horizontally across the widest point below the toes section (ball) all through to heel end.
Jot down measurement recorded;

### Step Three: Measuring Width

Next task would include checking width measures underfoot.
Use same tool as before but note position where tracing displays its widest part then calculate distance between two edges ;
mainly outer edge across toe box till inner edge located near ball-of-foot region(Fascinating huh?!).

Ensure process is carried out evenly enough else their won’t be valid numbers gotten from such act.

### Comparing Measurements With Size Guide Chart
– Kid’s Sizes
Knowing this helps in minimizing errors during measurements from first two steps.
Your child could fit a specific sized-cart with shoe brands but not all and sometimes even same brand/company’s sizes vary from one style to another(annoying right?) . It’s best to be double sure by checking product review section for feedbacks concerning accurate size range.

• Worth noting is the fact that gender affects comparisons as male sizes differ from female. For instance, if shoes had a European size chart 36 ,it applies to both males/females though differences lie it their length/width calculations (How incredible).

## Measuring Feet Using Other Items

#### Using Ruler And Neck Craning

Another way involves making use of ruler while foot is on ground; heel placed up against edge then craning forward at an angle which enables sight of top part (Totally works!).

The distance between longest toe coverage and rug-rated-edge of paper being measured would give dimension sizing you need with product sizes chart.
Ensure since down whichever measurement recorded .

### Old-School Method: Brannock Device

This device used to make actual width-length specifications for pre-detemined typed/subtyped footwear.
It takes consideration gender factors such as feet length/heel-to-ball-size-separation plus arch type and adds recommendations for your most ideal picking choice. Talk about technology that makes life easier!

### Issues That Can Result From Wearing Wrong Footwear Size
Wearing shoes unfitting your foot size can lead painful blisters/marks along areas where there’s too much rubbing or shortness i.e toes squishing together(if smaller than required) .
Oversized ones cause slipping and lack protection when walking/running which may pose safety risks just as uncomfortable sensations due to unnecessary displacement within within sneakers(Major deal breakers so save yourself the trouble).

With above few tips known among others on sizing/care for valued shoe wears ,nothing’s stopping you from finally achieving comfortable footwear daily. Go Ahead and get to measuring those puppies!