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…

Does Toe Box Depth Matter? Truth About the Space Above Our Toes

The human foot has a lot of nerve endings in the toes, this makes it easy for your customer to feel something uncomfortable in front of their toes. How sure are you that the shoes you’re making are comfortable in this area? This article explains the importance of toe box depth, what types of shoes…

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…

The Unlimited Power of a Shoe Fit Database

Many footwear brands wonder how their shoe’s fit compares to the bestselling shoes on the market. Until recently it was impossible to have accurate shoe fit data organized in a way that compares your shoes to every other shoe your customer wears. The SmartLast fit database enables you to have the most powerful fit data…

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…