No two feet are alike.
It takes finesse to develop
shoes that fit.
Anatomy determines everything: from the footbed to the upper to the last.
Over the course of our lives, our feet carry us around the globe about four times. And not infrequently, they perform heavy labour. Even from our very first steps. At the same time, our feet usually have faithful companions: shoes. Therefore, first and foremost, they must be comfortable. But also light. Nothing should press or constrict.
You need a lot of knowledge about foot anatomy before you can make shoes that really fit. That’s why there’s something of an orthopaedic specialist inside each of our shoemakers. This knowledge flows into the development of each of our shoe models.
One, two, buckle my shoe. If it fits well, it’s made for you.
Large, small, wide, narrow: Every foot is different. With adults, just as with children. Anatomically, our feet are highly complex and have to perform multiple functions: standing upright, walking, running, jumping, absorbing shocks… to name just a few. Yet women’s feet have different needs than men’s feet – because they are much more sensitive. Things get even more specialised when it comes to the feet of our little ones.
At legero united, the knowledge surrounding these differences is already incorporated into the design and continues through the way of manufacturing to the choice of materials.
Children’s feet: a challenge unto themselves – because they are still growing.
Children usually can’t say if or where a shoe pinches. To get an overview of what healthy children’s feet need and what to look out for when small children’s feet grow, we’ve put together some interesting facts here:
For how long do feet grow and form?
The first six years are crucial for the development of the tendons and muscles of our feet. But children’s feet grow on average until the age of 16 and are still pliable and not fully developed until then. It’s therefore important to pay attention to shoes with a perfect child-friendly fit for as long as possible:
- Children’s feet grow quickly and in stages
- Children’s feet are very pliable and soft
- Children’s feet have different proportions compared to adult feet
We therefore develop our superfit children’s shoes on special, child-friendly lasts that take special account of the anatomy of a child’s foot.