Previous to the 1900's, before the days of Mass Production everyone
had their shoes made by the local Shoemaker, on their own personalized
wooden molds called "Shoe Lasts".
Digitoe Computerized Footwear Systems,
is the leading developer in the "Global Village" for
Know-how & Digital Technology for a revolutionary new process
known as the "Mass Customization" of Footwear.
Digitoe develops and utilizes the latest
Computer Technology to scan the individual foot, and create a
custom designed pair of "Shoe Lasts" to match the individual
A "Shoe Last" is the solid form
around which a shoe is molded. Every shoe requires a "shoe
last" for manufacturing.
The "fit" of a shoe depends on
the design, shape and size of the "shoe last". Once
you have a proper fitting "shoe last", every pair of
shoes made on that "shoe last" will fit exactly the
Each Digitoe customer will have their own
From that time on you will be able to order
your shoes in person at a Digitoe "Retail Fitting Center",
by E-Mail, Snail
Mail, or Telephone. You will be able to select the style, color
and the leather.
The finished shoe will be sent to you directly,
and every pair will fit the same, because they are made on your
"personalized shoe lasts".
Digitoe "Retail Fitting Centers"
will be opening soon in many locations. Please check back with
us for further developments.
is the Trade name of the Digitoe Retail Fitting Centers
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"
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
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
their will soon be "Satellite Fitting Centers" located
in major population centers.
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
Yes. It is more expensive to make shoes
one pair at a time. With the aid of modern technology and the
Computer, the cost difference is not very much.
In the long run, the "other benefits"
of having your footwear custom made, far out weigh the small
cost. Your "custom fit footwear is a better investment".
The shoes will fit your feet properly.
They will wear better and last longer. Your feet will be comfortable
whole body will be supported properly. They are re-buildable.
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
shoes will fit each foot correctly. The style of the shoe and
the leather will look exactly the same since they are
"custom made" on your "shoe lasts" for "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 Handicraft your dream fantasy
footwear. You can even have your own designer label.
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,
Hiking Boots, and many Casual or Dress Styles on the same "shoe
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"...
Feet Feel Right, You Feel Right."