All custom made shoes start with foot/leg measurements. The outline of the foot and corresponding measurements are drawn onto a sheet of paper. These measurements are then transferred to a last.
One overlooked aspect of the fitting process is how do you measure the sensitivity of the foot. This can only be done through a series of fittings that show the true fit of the clients foot.
This is the first article in our ongoing series: "The Complete Shoemaking Process". The next entry in the series is about measurements and sizing.