How can I measure my feet?

HOW CAN I MEASURE MY FEET?

piedi-sabbiaTo get the right size it is important to measure the foot correctly.
You need to get the length of the foot in millimeters and then compare with the length of the boot.
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Measure the foot wearing the socks you use for skating. These socks should be thin in a microfiber or another smooth absorbent material to reduce friction in the shoe and ensure maximum sensitivity. You can choose a pair from our range in accessories.

The Foot can be measured in one of the following ways:

  1. Using a sponge mould
    This is the method we use for our top skaters as it gives us a 3D map of their feet. We have moulds of all our top skaters in our factory ensuing they get the perfect fit every time they order a new boot. If you want that professional feel you can buy a pair of sponge moulds from an Edea dealer.
    Steps for using a mould:
    calcoSitting down you should place your right foot in the mould with your left foot on the ground as per the illustration.
    Please note your leg must be perpendicular to the floor with no angle.
    Only one foot should be done at a time to ensure accurate measurements.
    calco1Your full weight needs to be on the mould for accurate sizing.
    You should then stretch your toes fully and stand up.
    You should then press progressively harder into the mould until your foot sinks into it.
    calco2Have someone help push and stretch your toes.
    You should then remove your foot by raising the heel slightly first and then taking the foot gently out taking care not to deform the sponge.
    Do not remove your foot backwards as you will distort the mould.
    You then should repeat the operation but for the other foot.
    Besides giving an accurate measure of the foot his method can highlight any issues in relation to how the foot sits in the ground.
    After this simply measure in millimetres the extreme points of the tip and the heel to get your boot size.
    NOTE For adults or fully developed feet there should be no more than 5mm of wiggle room. However, for children with growing feet experience has established that a 10mm gap is ideal.
  2. Using the Edea measuring device
    MEASURING DEVICEThe Edea measuring device is designed to give the best and most accurate results when measuring.
    The different sizes of the boots are clearly marked in 5mm increments.
    You simply place your foot on the printed scale making sure the heel is in contact with the raised tab at the heel.
    Mark the next size that appears just above the tip of the toe this should be the size of boot you try.
    NOTE For adults or fully developed feet there should be no more than 5mm of wiggle room. However, for children with growing feet experience has established that a 10mm gap is ideal.
  3. Drawing Around The Feet
    foot-drawingStand straight with a sheet of A4 paper under each foot.
    The leg below the knee should be perpendicular to the floor and not at an angle. Another person should then trace around your foot with a thin nibbed pen that should be kept upright and as close as possible to the foot.
    Once this is completed draw a line on each sheet between the extreme points of the heel and toes and measure it.
    foot-drawing2Using this method you will also be able to see the width. This is the size of your feet.
    Note the accuracy of the trace and thickness of the pen can affect this method
    NOTE For adults or fully developed feet there should be no more than 5mm of wiggle room. However, for children with growing feet experience has established that a 10mm gap is ideal.
  4. Feet against the wall
    muroPress heels against the wall standing up straight.
    Get someone to mark the end of your toes with a line parallel to the wall. Measure in millimeters this distance and it will give you your foot length. Remember to add the wiggle room when picking your boot size.
    NOTE For adults or fully developed feet there should be no more than 5mm of wiggle room. However, for children with growing feet experience has established that a 10mm gap is ideal.

Whatever method you choose to measure you should always try the boot on.

untitledNormally the boot is tried unlaced to double check the measurement.
You should stretch your toes and push your foot forward until it touches the front. That way you can see how much empty space there is in the back of the boot. Again this should be no more than 5mm for an adult foot and 10mm (one finger) for a child whose feet are still growing.

After the measurements have been checked you need to lace the boots to check for comfort.
First the heel must be pushed into the heel pocket so it is sitting securely. Once this is done you should lace the boot.
The boot should be worn long enough to allow the padding to form around your foot and you enjoy the comfort. If you feel any pressure at a point the technical outer shell will all through ‘instant custom fit’ the adjustment to give you the perfect pair of skates.