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Customized shoe and insole, method and apparatus for determining shape of a foot and for making a shoe or insole

Authors Ravindra Stephen Goonetilleke
Channa Patuwatha Witana
Thilina Wijayantha Weerasinghe
Issue Date 2010-12-21
Source US Patent, 7,854,071 B2, 2010
Summary A method and kit of parts for measuring the comfortable shape of a foot for a person. The kit comprises front and rear platforms of adjustable height and a supporting surface for accommodating the plantar surface of a foot extending between said platforms. The aforementioned components can be adjusted to various settings with a view to determining a comfortable plantar foot shape. The foot shape can then be captured by scanning with an optical or mechanical probe or scanner. A method of making a customized shoe and shoe last on basis of the captured foot shape is also disclosed
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