Prep & Set up
Position the Foot
- Have the child stand in socks or bare feet, depending on how the shoes will be worn.
- Starting with either foot, have the child place his or her heel against the back of the corresponding heel cup. (Right foot in Right heel cup; or Left foot in left heel cup.
- Double-check that the proper foot is in the heel cup. If not, simply turn the device around or change feeGrasp the ankle and the device together to be sure the heel is positioned against the back.
- Place the foot that is NOT being measured shoulder’s width apart from the other foot, in a natural stance. Tell the child to stand up straight, with weight placed evenly between the two feet.
Measure Heel to Toe Length
Measure total foot length with the numbers directly under the foot, in whole and half sizes.
- Viewing from directly above the foot, find the first line after the longest toe, often the "big" toe, but not always. Only read the numbers facing you. If the child is curling his or her toes, especially common in babies, gently press on the longest toe.
- Write this number down under the proper heading on your chart.
* The Junior Brannock Device is calibrated to leave room for growth. There is no need to go up a size.
Measure width with the sliding T-bar and letters.
A = Extra Narrow
Measure Heel to Ball Length for Absolute Accuracy
Measure heel to ball with the sliding pointer.
- Find the ball joint below the big toe, and place your thumb on top of it.
- Align the center of the slider with the ball joint, so it "hugs" the joint.
- Reading only the numbers that are facing you, find which number the slider points to.
Measure the Other Foot
Reverse the device and follow the same steps above.
Determining the Final Size
Compare your measurements.
- Circle the longest length, and the widest width, even if they are on two different feet.
- Write down these two measurements for the final shoe size and shoe width.
- The Junior Devices take into account room for growth, so there's no need to go up a size.