“What’s the best shoe?” is one of the most common questions footwear brands ask. In this post you’ll learn what are the best fitting shoes tested at Heeluxe in 2019. It is an elite group of shoes that you’ll want to consider when setting fit goals for your product.

Criteria for what makes a shoe the “best” fit:

-Must be currently in production (no prototypes or samples!)

-All fit sensors must read “GOOD” in all sensor locations.  

-100% of test participants (typically 8) must rate the heel and forefoot of the shoe as fitting “Normal”

-Fit is specific to an activity (walking, hiking, jumping, work, etc). 

 

Data shows the best fitting Women’s shoes of 2019 are:

 

Adidas Ultraboost 19 (walking)

Asics Gel Kayano 26(walking)

New Balance 1080v9 (walking)

Rothys Flat (walking)


You may notice that these shoes have great fit for walking only. No running, hiking, work boot, high heel, basketball, cross-training, or sandal tests provided perfect fit for women, echoing what Heeluxe described in previous blogs and videos about women’s fit. In February 2020 we’ll bring you the best fitting Men’s shoes of 2019. If you’re curious to see how your shoes fit compared to Heeluxe’s database of 1000s of shoes, please contact [email protected].