• Sit with your foot firmly on the floor, and your leg bent slightly forward so
that your shin is slightly in front of your ankle.
• Trace the outline of your foot and remember to measure your foot without
shoes, but with socks similar to the ones you'll be wearing with the shoes you
• Hold the pencil or pen upright and perpendicular to the paper. Do not hold it
at an angle.
• Make sure the pencil is resting snugly against your foot as you draw around
• You may actually find it helpful to have someone else trace your foot, but as
you can see in this image, it can be done alone.
Use your ruler or measuring tape to measure the length from the bottom line to
the top line that you drew in step three.
Be sure to hold the measuring tape straight, and find the closest mark that you
can (for inches, use the closest 16th mark) - don't round up or down
Repeat these steps for your other foot, and use the larger of the two.
After you have your numbers written down, you'll want to subtract 0.2 inch (0.5
cm) from the numbers. This is to accommodate for the slight space between your
actual foot and the line made by the pencil.
These final numbers are your actual foot measurements.