Heeluxe’s New Testing Options in 2023

Heeluxe is always raising the bar for footwear testing and in 2023 we have exciting new features for all footwear brands. This short video highlights the top 5 features we’re excited to bring to the shoe world in 2023: -Brand Average Fit -Fit Consistency -Milage Forecasting -Rocker Profile -New Reports

Believe in the Run features Heeluxe Researchers!

The Drop Podcast from the team at Believe in the Run recently featured the Heeluxe research team to discuss all things related to running shoe research. Thomas dug into questions about what it takes to create great footwear, women’s specific shoes, carbon plated super shoes (of course!), what is coming in the future of running…

Designing Shoes for Insulation

Entering into the cold winter months means that feet are going to need insulation to stay comfortable and warm. Since 2015 Heeluxe has tested how boots keep feet warm in freezing environments, and we’ve learned a few tips and tricks to design the best insulation in footwear. There are two main ways that feet get…

Designing for Optimal Heel Fit

Heel fit is often overlooked in many shoes tested at Heeluxe. Bad heel fit reduces comfort, increases the likelihood of blisters, and causes early breakdown of a shoe. Our lab data on shoe fit reveals a few simple solutions for improving heel fit. Many brands don’t put much attention to it until they get complaints…

How Long Should Your Shoes Be

How Long Should Your Shoes Be?

How Long Should Your Shoes Be? In footwear little things make a big difference in comfort. The difference between a good fitting shoe and an uncomfortable one is often less than a few millimeters. Many footwear brands and retailers are unsure how long their shoes should be for optimal comfort. So, how long should your…

Finding the Most Comfortable Insole

Insoles are often overlooked and underappreciated in footwear. But they’re also an easy way to improve the comfort and durability of your shoes. Let’s cover the best ways to find the most comfortable insoles for any shoe you’re working on. Success Strategy #1: Determine the “Good/Better/Best” insoles for each shoe category. One insole won’t work…

Modernizing Dress Shoe Fit and Comfort

Dress Shoes are BACK! 2022 is showing a large number of consumers returning to buying dress shoes for work, weddings, and walking around town. After 2+ years of wearing cozy shoes at home, making the “same old” dress and fashion shoes won’t feel great to your customers. Here’s how you can WOW your customers with…

Shoe Fit Testing Technology

Human Fit Tester Vs SmartLast

Time is money. This post includes examples of how footwear brands and retailers are using SmartLast to save time during their fit evaluations. How Long Does it Take for a Human Tester to Give Shoe Fit Feedback? Before we share the impressive speed that SmartLast collects fit data with, let’s review how long it takes…

One SmartLast Works With All Lasts

One SmartLast Covers All Lasts Shoe manufactures have 100s of lasts in their inventories. This article explains how your brand can use one SmartLast to test every shoe regardless of the last it was built with. SmartLast is a last only in name SmartLast’s is not an actual “last” used in a factory to build…