Accession Number : AD0631294

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF SHOE AND FOOT VOLUMES TO ESTABLISH A REDUCED SHOE SIZE TARIFF,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SUPPLY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FACILITY BAYONNE N J

Personal Author(s) : Bailey,Milton

Report Date : JUL 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : A series of measurements were made to learn the volume increments between shoe sizes, and to determine whether the volumes of feet and footwear are significantly changed after wear. The changes in foot volumes were determined by measuring the amount of water each subject's foot displaced before and after it supported his total weight for five minutes. The variations in shoe volumes were determined by measuring the quantity of Ottawa sand contained by the shoe cavity initially and after a prolonged period of wear. The increases in foot and shoe volumes averaged more than five and ten percent respectively. The work showed how it is possible to reduce the number of shoe sizes of the prevailing Military tariff from 113 to fewer than 50 sizes, without diminishing the selectivity or variety of shoe fits normally available to Navy personnel. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHOES, MEASUREMENT), (*FEET, VOLUME), MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, NAVAL PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE