Measuring the Foot

A foot may be added to any lower extremity garment that would include the lower leg. For example a #19, but not a #23 or a #16 (a #15 with a foot is a #13). In addition, the foot itself may have a variety of attachments to the toe box — Self, Soft, or Open toe, or Foot Glove, Foot Gauntlet, or Foot Mitten (the latter may have closed or open individual toe tips). The Foot Glove, Foot Gauntlet, or Foot Mitten are specialty garments which most of your patients will not need.

The videos and the Measuring Manual describe two measuring methods for the Foot: the Mark and Measure Method and the Paper Tape Method. We do not care which method you use so long as you use the method correctly. Both methods can provide good measurements. If you do not know which method to use and are just starting out, we recommend the Mark & Measure Method, primarily because that is what we use here at Bio-Concepts.

Choose your method below to view the related video and take the associated quiz:

Measuring the Foot, Mark & Measure Method

Measuring the Foot, Paper Tape Method