Accession Number : ADA259324
Title : The Fitting Characteristics of Safety Boots on Military Women
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NAVY CLOTHING AND TEXTILE RESEARCH FACILITY NATICK MA
Personal Author(s) : Bailey, Milton
Report Date : Jun 1982
Pagination or Media Count : 34
Abstract : The Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility (NCTRF) tested the fitting characteristics of men's safety boots carried in the Supply System on a representative sample of Navy women and concluded that more than 95% of military females can be fitted with footwear selected from sizes 4 to 10 in whole and half sizes and in widths extra narrow (XN), narrow (N), regular (R), wide (W), and extra wide (XW). To assure the essential size accommodation of the female population, NCTRF recommends that the Supply System stock a complete array of men's safety boots, including whole and half sizes from 4 to 10 and widths XN, N, R and W, and use the guide for requisitioning necessary sizes. NCTRF also recommends the wearing of terry-cloth tubular socks or cushion-soled socks to enhance the fit and comfort of the footwear. Finally, for those women who cannot be fitted with men's safety boot sizes, NCTRF recommends the development of new sizes and widths, namely, 2 and 3 N, R, and W. The purpose of this report is to show how this evaluation was conducted and to detail the findings. The data facilitated the development of a size guide for converting female shoe sizes to men's safety shoe sizes. The use of the size guide is recommended for fitting and requisitioning men's safety shoes for women.
Descriptors : *NAVAL PERSONNEL , *PROTECTION , *FEMALES , *ADAPTATION , *BOOTS , CONVERSION , MILITARY SUPPLIES , WOMEN , NAVAL PROCUREMENT , NAVAL EQUIPMENT , WIDTH , SAFETY , LENGTH , SIZES(DIMENSIONS)
Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE