Accession Number:

AD0658682

Title:

FOOT MEASUREMENTS OF PROPER FIT OF ARMY SHOES,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Report Date:

1946-03-11

Pagination or Media Count:

172.0

Abstract:

A plan was developed to secure as many foot measurements as seemed necessary for the definition of the variety of foot sizes and shapes, on a sufficient number of subjects to be representative of the young, male population of the Army. The slection of the appropriate measurements was made on the basis of the experience accumulated by the Laboratory, and modified in accordance with suggestions offered by the Quartermaster representatives, shoe and last manufacturers, an orthopedist, and an anthropologist. Special effort was made to select and define the dimensions to be measured in such a way that the position of each in space could be described. Accordingly, in general, all length and breadth measurements are referred to a set of rectilinear cordinates by orienting the foot prior to measuring, and, wherever necessary, measurements are referred to definable landmarks on the foot surface or at a standard distance from some constant reference point. Accordingly, the measurements are not in every instance those in current use by the shoe trade. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE