Did you know that more than 80% of people wear the wrong sized shoes? Most people would tell you that they have "always worn a 12" so assume that's the size that's right for them. What they may not know is that the foot never stops changing in size and width so, while you may have worn a 12 four years ago when you last got measured, you may now be better suited to an 11.5 narrow or 12 wide.
Ideally, everyone should get fit by someone familiar with the Brannock device, the metal foot measuring tool that most of us have seen in stores where we purchase our footwear. The Brannock enables the salesperson to obtain three important foot measurements - ball-to-heel or arch length, toe-to-heel or toe length and width. Based on the measurements, as well as other observations about wear patterns in your current footwear and unique foot characteristics, the salesperson can more accurately determine your shoe size. How do you know if it's time to get measured again or if your shoes are properly fit?
Try the Rule of Thumb.
The width of your thumb, about 5/8", should fit perfectly between the top eyelets of the FJ golf shoe. If the eyelets are not visible under your thumb, and are pulled closely together, the shoe may be too wide. If the eyelets are too far apart, the shoe may be too narrow. See the image below for an illustration.
Obviously your personal comfort and preference overrules any measurements you may get from the Brannock device or the Rule of Thumb. However, if you feel like your shoes just aren't fitting like they used to or you want to ensure you're getting the best comfort, fit and performance from your FJ golf shoes, try the Rule of Thumb.