Digitoe FAQs :
The following is a list of answers
to the 10 most frequently asked questions about Digitoe Custom
Fit Footwear :
1. HOW DOES THE FOOT "SCANNER" WORK?
The person sits on a comfortable bench seat, similar to a shoe shine parlor, and places their foot in the "scanning window". The foot can be examined and measured from several critical views, by a Digitoe Trained Technician. The computer captures and saves the images.
2. WHAT HAPPENS TO THE SCANNED IMAGE DATA?
The information is transmitted to the Digitoe Central Lab. The data is processed, and the "shoe last" is designed and made to fit the individual foot. At the same time the patterns are cut and sent to the shoe factory.
3. WHERE DO PEOPLE GO TO HAVE THEIR FEET MEASURED & SCANNED?
To have your feet scanned &
measured you must go to a Digitoe Authorized Location. The network
is growing and
4. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET THE "SHOE LASTS" & FIRST PAIR OF SHOES?
The set up and processing of the "first order" can take from 3-4 weeks. Once you have your own "shoe lasts", orders can be processed in approximately 3 weeks.
Eventually we will be able to shorten the turn around time for repeat customers from 3 weeks to 1 week.
5. IS IT MORE EXPENSIVE TO HAVE SHOES CUSTOM MADE?
Yes. It is more expensive to
make shoes one pair at a time. With the aid of modern technology
and the CAD/CAM
In the long run, the "other
benefits" of having your footwear custom made, far out weigh
the small difference in
The shoes will fit your feet
properly. They will wear better and last longer. Your feet will
be comfortable and your
6. WHAT IF MY FEET ARE 2 DIFFERENT SIZES AND I WEAR PRESCRIPTION ORTHOTICS?
No problem! We make each "shoe
last" to fit each individual foot. Even if your feet are
extremely different sizes, your
If you wear Prescription Orthotics your feet will be scanned with your orthotics on your foot, so there will be enough room inside the shoes for your feet and the orthotics.
7. HOW MANY PAIRS OF SHOES CAN BE MADE ON ONE LAST?
You can have hundreds of pairs of shoes made on the same "shoe last". The fit and size will always be the same.
8. CAN I BE MY OWN FASHION DESIGNER?
Yes. Digitoe has a special department
staffed by Master Craftsmen who can Handcraft your dream fantasy
9. CAN MORE THAN ONE STYLE OF SHOE BE MADE ON THE SAME SHOE LAST?
Yes. You can make many styles
on the same "shoe last". For example, we could make
Walking Shoes, Golf Shoes,
The only limitation is the shape of the toe and the height of the heel. If you want different "toe styles" you can have additional "shoe lasts" made for any shape you would like. (ie. round, pointed, square)
10. ARE THERE ANY PLANS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A DIGITOE FRANCHISE NETWORK?
Digitoe is planning to open "Retail Manufacturing Centers" and "Satellite Fitting Centers" in major population areas across North America and Europe.
One day in the near future you will be able to have your feet scanned at Digitoe Fitting Centers which will be located in many parts of the "Global Village"...
"When Your Feet Feel Right, You Feel Right."