Watch this video to learn how to accurately measure your foot length. This video was created by Xero Shoes founder Steven Sashen for Xero Shoes products, but the procedure works equally well for all other brands. Please note that most of you will have one foot that is longer than the other (this is normal!), so be sure to measure both feet. The longer measurement is the one you will want to base your size selection on. Please consider measuring your foot length while your foot and toes are positioned in true anatomical position (i.e., with toes splayed and your big toe in line with the inside edge of your foot). If your foot is longer than a sheet of 8.5" x 11" paper, consider standing on a newspaper instead.
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Dr. Marty Hughes is a chiropractic physician, or DC. He received his doctoral degree from Western States Chiropractic College (WSCC), now known as the University of Western States (UWS). Dr. Marty has always been interested in foot health, due to the connection between the feet and the spine. He has worked as a freelance writer for LiveStrong.com, for whom he contributed over 2,200 health-and-fitness articles. He is a co-founder of Natural Footgear and an ardent supporter of natural foot care approaches. Dr. Marty enjoys road cycling, hiking, canoeing, and cross-country skiing as well as exploring the mountains of Western North Carolina.