About Feetz

Why We Started Feetz

We started this company because we were tired of having to try on 10 pairs of shoes to find 1 good fit.

You might be the same, and if you have 'problem' feet then it just gets worse with a lot of time and money needed to get a good fitting pair of shoes.

We combined our expertise in technology, science, and engineering to create our SizeMe imaging process....so you get a perfect fit shoe for each foot. Then we utilize new materials and 3D manufacturing processes to make that pair of SizeMe shoes. AND we'll have the ability for customers to design their shoe with some style and color options. I know, it's exciting...we're excited and proud to be able to do this for all those that struggle to find shoes for their feet.

We are knees deep in testing right now...if you want to be an early beta tester or just keep informed on Feetz as we march towards our launch...just sign up below. We look forward to you joining the SizeMe revolution!

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  1. Personally – I’d love to be a tester, I find it very difficult to find shoes that fit properly. Plus, I also would be happy to review and write about the process as Digital Fabrication Editor of MAKE.

  2. After I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any manner you may remove me from that service? Thanks!

    • Our big hugs go out to your mom – we will walk over 100,000 miles on our feet in our lifetime – so we want to help keep those feet fresh and comfortable! Keep up with us and share your mom’s story.

  3. Trying to find fitting shoes is making me crazy!
    I’d like to try putting my feet in your feetz.
    I’m ready to be a beta tester.
    Will write about it too!

    • Shoe shopping made one of our team member’s hair curl from the madness it caused him so we’ll be looking to help you both!

  4. I would love to be a beta tester! Im so excited for this idea!!! have a huge trouble finding shoes because of my small foot size that is always between normal sizes, even half sizes (smth around size 4.75 and a high arch!!!!)

  5. Have narrow feed with a high arch so can be difficult to get a good fitting shoe. Would love to try these when available.

  6. Would love to try out the shoes as soon as possible. Will you also use this technology on children’s shoes as they can be even tougher to know that we are getting a good fit.

  7. Since reconstructive foot surgery in 2009 my feet are so different from one another that despite buying and returning literally 100s of pairs of shoes and spending $1000s trying to find comfortable custom orthotics, I’m still not able to find a comfortable and sufficiently supportive solution. If Feetz can make it possible for me to hike again, I will happily write a testimonial to spread the word.

    • Sorry to hear about the surgery. I had surgery too years ago for ingrown toenails and shoes are never quite the same after that…
      Look our for future Feetz updates for the beta.

  8. These sound great!! I have incredibly flat feet and need to constantly change out orthotics not to mention finding a pair of shoes that fit right is a nightmare

    • Thanks for the comment. Yes we wear orthotics too and have to buy a set for every pair of shoes. We thought there was a better way and SizeMe allows us to build in your specific foot needs in the form and function as well as fit in the shoe. Look out for more Feetz updates.

  9. Would love to be a tester. Have wide flat feet and big bunions..but love to wear fashionable shoes and heels…..and I do..with pain.!

  10. I would love to be a beta tester. I do a lot of cardio workouts and finding shoes that are comfortable and fit correctly is near impossible. I’m looking forward to the possibility of a better way to find the best shoe for my feet.

  11. I’ve got a son with nearly flat feet. Getting comfortable shoes for him is very hard. We’d love to test your product, see how it works for a young teenager who will walk all over school every day.

    • Thanks for reaching out. We welcome all types of people for our beta. We have a 14 year teenager with a Size 17 foot – so just getting ANY shoes is hard for him. Please keep in touch!

  12. I’m another eager Beta Tester. My feet are wide, but the big problem is a bunion on my right food, which is causing my toes to distort in ways that make it impossible to get a any shoe to fit without causing pain. Worse yet, tho i’ve been a “barefoot-when-possible” person most of my life, the distortion is now requiring some kind of support, so that going barefoot no longer works for me. Oh my, big trouble. To stay active, I’ve had had to do lots of “makeshift” improvisation with foot-things I get from the pharmacy and orthotics that i’ve had made by a doctor, as well as these contraptions that one foot doctor makes out of soft plasticine that he molds to my mis-aligned toes – holding them in a more natural alignment – and then the contraption he’s molded hardens, and I have something that helps … but is too bulky to fit inside a running or walking shoe. I can wear it inside something soft like an Ugg boot. But none of this works during the summer, when – if I can’t be barefoot – I at least want to wear open sandals. And I’m only 5 foot tall, so I really need a low heal just to feel more normal.

    If you can print a shoe who’s interior incorporates some of what the orthotics do for the length of the foot, as well as what the plasticine-molded toe-separator contraption does for the toes … I would be eternally and infinitely grateful. And EVERYONE would hear about it. (I’m a natural publicist and promoter).

    Last year, I spoke with my foot doctor at Kaiser about my idea for 3D printed shoes that would incorporate my orthotics mold on the inside. He was interested in the idea, and said that the orthotics molds they make at Kaiser are actually digitized and kept on file. He said that Kaiser has digitized representations of all the orthotics that they’ve made for their enormous patient population. Which leads me to believe that it would be feasible to print the orthotic mold shape as the interior of your 3D printed shoe. And the molded plasticine toe-separator contraption that my doctor makes in his office could, I presume, have it’s contours digitized by the software that allows you to create a digital file (of print instructions) from the photos that folks send you of their feet. (Or maybe not …. but there must be some software out there that allows one to translate the contours of a physical object into digital print instructions).

    Any way … sorry for the long-winded explanation, but I have serious foot/shoe/sandal “issues”, and have been day-dreaming about a 3D-printer solution that would incorporate orthotics and toe-separator contraptions into the inside of the shoe, so I was very excited to learn of your new business. My personal preference in shoes includes the kind of medium-soft/hard plastic sandals that Okabashi Shoes makes, which – I imagine – would be easier to “print” than more elegant, fancier shoes. I’d be thrilled with the soft plastic kind if it kept my foot in enough alignment so that I could stay active on my feet!

    I’m so glad you are taking on this enterprise. Please let me know if my shoe dreams are anywhere near feasible, and if there’s anything I might do to be of service to you in this endeavor. .

    Blessings,

    Lani Jacobson
    retired software developer
    Sebastopol (near San Diego for this month – 2/14)

  13. i have had several surgeries on my foot and now have a very difficult time fitting into standard shoes. I would love to try something that fits my feet properly!

  14. I would love to beta test. I was wondering what type of shoes you were going to be printing. I live in cold weather if you need testing for that type of conditions.

  15. Finally! A solution!
    One of my feet is at least a half size different than the other. I’ve actually purchased two pairs of the same sneaker before just to get the right fit.
    Thanks!

  16. I have a terrible time finding comfortable shoes because of bunions. I’m hoping for a positive experience with Feetz. I would like to participate in the Beta

    • Ah yes, the dreaded bunions. Very uncomfortable. We can’t promise to fix them (we leave our trusted professionals to that) but we are here to focus on comfortable personalized shoes to let you walk all day without pain.

  17. I just read an internet article about your company and was delighted to learn about your plans. I order most of my shoes by mail because almost all shoe manufacturers have stopped making slim sizes. Depending on the shoe, I wear a 9.5 to 10 AAA or AAAA. My heel is very narrow, so shoes slip off easily and cause blistering if they are too wide. I would very much like to be considered for your beta group and thank you for thinking of this concept. It will be helpful to so many people!

    • Thank you for your post. Exactly for the reasons you describe is why we are here. No need to write “size 9.5 to 10 AAA or AAAA” and instead you simply say SizeMe! We will love the feedback from our beta testers for styles, fit, and comfort.

  18. This is so exciting! Being able to think about something other than my feet all day. Walking in pain, getting foot cramps while sleeping from poor fitting shoes, and the thought of only having to buy one pair instead of two. Thank you feetz! Can’t wait to get my first pair.

  19. As a RN with plantar fasciitis standing for 12 hours is excruciatingly painful. Even with my custom inserts my feet begin to hurt after a few hours. I have been considering having custom shoes made for awhile now. These would be great!!! I know they would go over big with all nurses regardless of foot problems.

  20. Would love to try this if i could afford it! Can rarely find a shoe to fit right that I can wear …I have had custom fits braces for my feet, inserts went the Birkenstock route and now am down to crocs..I would try anything to have shoess that didn’t hurt…

  21. Very interested in finding out more about this on behalf of a parent who (thanks to surgery as a kid) has 2 differently sized feet, and has had foot problems his entire life as a result. Great to see more than just plastic printed mini-me options with this technology! So much potential out there.

    • We also have family members with different sized feet from accidents and have seem them suffer in their footwear and walking for years. Sign up (or have your parent sign up) and we’ll keep in touch.

  22. I suffer from metatarsalgia. It’s been about a year and am I looking for any relief. These shoes may help. I am willing and would like to try anything. Nothing else helps.

    • Sorry to hear about your pain. Although we can’t promise cures, we are focused on the relief with a shoe that is made to your personal specific needs. Please ensure you’ve signed up so we can keep in touch.

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  24. Not sure my case is relevant for beta phase but I have insoles (cavus foot) and have regularly blisters because of that.
    I would love to find a solution.

  25. I am so excited about your company! Thirty six years ago my foot was severely injured in a motorcycle accident. I was lucky they were able to save it but because of boney prominences and size discrepancy it is extremely difficult to find comfortable, supportive shoes. I look forward to trying your product.

  26. I love the concept for someone like me with very high arches and subject to significant foot discomfort and injury from running.
    I have experienced metatarsal compression from too narrow of a shoe, metatarsal pounding from a weakening pad,
    Also, a custom shoe could support the arch and alleviate plantar fascitis pain.
    In addition, a well designed heel could take pressure off the Achilles tendon to alleviate Achilles Tendonitis.

  27. This idea is amazing. I would love to be a beta tester as well! I’ve always had issues finding the “perfect” shoe for my feet.

  28. Sound like a dream come true for people with different size feet. I write a blog that incorporates active travel for the boomer generation….which means lots of walking. Just got back from 4 months in Asia where we talked hundreds of miles (I kid you not). Comfortable shoes are a must. Would love to be a beta tester.

  29. I would love to be a tester! I have had rheumatoid arthritis for over 30 years now and in the last five years my feet have really changed. I have dislocated toes and I can’t find shoes wide enough. I have attempted to make a homemade pair of shoes which are the only thing I can wear right now, but they are pathetic. I’m tired of being stuck in the house because I don’t have shoes to wear. I am signed up for your newsletter and updates, so I can’t wait to hear more! Thanks!!

  30. In addition to the size of the feet are you planning to provide support for flat feet or other age related foot deformities? If so how are you planning to capture that information?

    • Hi Chuck – yes the shoes are not just for size but also the form and function – such as an orthotic insert provides within a shoe. We’ve got magic beans that help us capture this information…well really its just a really fantastic team that can use technology to do magic things!

  31. I’d love to test your shoes. I have bunions on both feet, so need shoes wider in the toe area. Problem is when I buy wide shoes, they are too wide for the rest of my foot and do not fit properly. I have yet to find a pair of shoes I can wear all day walking and not have pain at the end of the day, or even half way into the day.

  32. Bonjour,
    Je suis un jeune athlete de haut niveau, deux fois champion de France du Décathlon (7729pts) et votre innovation m’interesse grandement!
    N’hesitez pas à me contacter pour un éventuel partenariat.
    De plus je suis étudiant en 3ieme année de Staps mention management et je m’interesse beaucoup à l’innovation et la communication.

    Je suis certain de votre succés futur,

    Cordialement,
    AF

  33. hallo
    wil graag op de hoogte blijven en eventueel mijn kennis delen als dat wenselijk is als orthopedisch schoentechnicus.
    ook voor testen beschikbaar.
    zie er naar uit
    nieuwe mogelijkheden, nieuwe toekomst!
    groet jan

  34. I would love to be a Beta tester, as would my mother. Please let me know if you can use either one of us. We both have issues with our feet that cause us pain, as well as our size/shape making it very hard to find a shoe that fits and doesn’t pinch, rub, or otherwise cause pain while wearing it. I’m an 11.5, which they don’t make in women’s, so usually my shoes are too small, or too big. I have a wide foot with a narrow heel, and the insteps in shoes never line up with mine, pushing instead on a different spot, so by mid-way through the day, my feet are killing me, even when I’m not up walking. My mother has one foot that is much wider than the other, having broken a bone that was already mal-formed, so she has a large calcium deposit that causes pain and makes any shoe she tries almost impossible. I would love to try a pair of these, and cannot wait until they are available. Please contact me if any Beta test spots are still available. If you can make comfortable shoes to fit us, you can make them for anyone! ~A~

  35. I’m very excited about the potential for your product. As a person with flat feet and a size 15 shoe it’s difficult to find a proper fit. I’d love to be in the beta, but even if I’m not you will have a customer in the future.

  36. This is genius! I always have a very hard time finding shoes as I have a long (size 11.5 or 12 depending on brand) and narrow (size B) foot. I also have a very flat foot, so there’s a lot of shoes that should fit given the size, but just don’t. I look forward to seeing the products and being a part of this!

  37. Hi Lucy!

    I am anxious to talk to you about a strategic marketing plan for your awesome business.
    We are a multi-tiered, full service marketing organization with complete creative, production and marketing capability.

    Can we please arrange a call?

    Thanks,
    Michael Catalano
    CELEBRITIES PLUS, INC.
    310-860-1955 ofc
    818-404-4024 cell

  38. The technology you guys are using is amazing! 3-D printing is the next big technology. I am guessing you guys are privately owned but I will be the first to buy stock in Feetz if you ever go public.

  39. I would love to be a beta tester. I’ve always had a hard time finding shoes that fit. I’m usually a size 7 extra wide with very high arches. Keep me informed please!

  40. Hi ! I just signed up for the beta group even if I’m not sure you ship to France.
    Anyway, I wanted to tell you I’m very interested in 3D printing and I’ve fantacized about 3D printed shoes for over 2 years now.
    I’m one of those women who refuse to wear horrible shoes that hurt and kill feet but when you’re an executive, you have to wear something classy from time to time. Dilemma : how do you find a 43 size (french sizes) for women that’s not crocks ? (eek !)
    I’d love to be one of your beta testers, I just neeeeeeeeed those shoes and I can already imagine my happy feet in customized 3D printed shoes :))
    Good luck !

    • We’ll expand to a global audience when we launch – and we’ll keep you updated on timing. We may even be in Paris later this year, so could come and make them for you live to help turn that fantasy into reality!

  41. I’m curious how your process will do with my feet. I have weak arches that collapse when they bear weight, so the “custom” machines always want to give me orthotics for flat feet. These don’t give me the support I need.

    To add to that, I have a bone spur and wear a women’s 12. So, there’s a challenge for you! ;)

    • We love a challenge – the wonderful thing about our SizeMe technology means we can change the shoe to fit exactly to you with the press of a button! (ok there’s more work than that – but we’ll worry about that part)

  42. Lucy!
    Great idea! I join the ranks of people with problem feet and would love to be a beta tester. Let me know what you need from me!
    Marcin

  43. I have a tiny foot…for years I was a size 4 and a half, and then I had three children over 8 lbs. each. Then I went up to a size 5. If I could find any adult shoes, they would cost $400- $500.

    It would be great to be able to buy shoes that fit at a reasonable cost.

  44. Freakishly high arches, high instep, wide toes (some with osteoarthritis), average width heel. Oh, and one foot is nearly a half size larger than the other. I can’t WAIT for your shoes to be available!

    p.s. My husband has one leg an inch shorter than the other since breaking it a few years ago. He has to buy regular shoes and pay $100 to have a thick sole added to one of them. Can your process accommodate this problem?

    • Thanks for sharing for both you and your hubby. Yes both situations are able to be solved. We’ll just need to ensure we get good images / scans to match the dimensions we need. Then you can design the pair you each want – maybe a His & Hers pair :)

  45. I would like to be in the beta test. I was involved in a auto accident when I was 8 years old, was in the hospital 7months and 2 months to relearn how to walk. My left foot sustained so much damage that it never was normal even with surgeries. I’ve never found shoes that wouldn’t give me some type of pain. I am much older now and would love for once in my life to have a pair of shoes that fit comfortably. This may or may not work, but I’d love to try.

  46. Would love to be a Feetz tester for the European / Irish / UK market. I have many pairs of shoes but 3D is yet to be one of them.

  47. Regardless of whether or not I become a beta tester I would still spend money on a site that will fit my feet. I still don’t mind paying a few hundred for a pair that I definitely will fit my feet.

  48. Are you still adding people for Beta testing? I’d love to be part of it. constantly looking for shoes with more arch support. and my left foot is a half size larger than the right. It’s a common problem. Many people like me feel we wish we could afford buying 2 pairs of shoes so that they’d fit each foot properly and 3D printed soles will be the answer-hooray!

  49. I shattered my kneecap very recently and I’m having a hard time finding shoes for physical therapy. When I came across someone writing about these, I just had to take a look. I’m hoping that these shoes could be the answer to y problem and I won’t have to hear that my shoes are no good from my physical therapist. Hehe ☺️ I’d love to be a beta tester!

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  58. I have heel spurs and bunions. Cannot find shoes that do not hurt feet. Please make them soft and cushiony.

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  60. I wear 11 ½ size shoes. They no longer make shoes in ½ sizes.
    My choices are 11 or 12.

    looking forward to you product!

  61. What a great idea! Saw you at Makers yesterday. I have a Morton’s nuroma in my right foot which is quite uncomfortable, so far the very best footwear for me are flip flops. A distant 2nd are extra wide shoes. I saw on a travel channel of an old company in England that makes custom shoes, but your’s would be so much cooler! Sign me up for beta testing if you would!

    • Thanks for stopping by during Maker Faire – it’s very motivating to hear people’s foot stories. If you remember the English company – please do share.

  62. Signed up for the beta-tester. I had my feet scanned at Maker Faire yesterday. I am always having problems getting shoes to fit due to a bunion on my left foot. Sometimes the body of the shoe cuts right across the bunion and its impossible to find a good fit.

    • woo hoo – thanks for coming by to visit us at Maker Faire. We got to talk to so many people with their special feet – it only makes us more and more motivated to launch this year!

  63. The possibility of shoes made to fit unique feet is so exciting. Thanks for taking this on. I hope your launch is soon. I hope and pray you this business will be good for you and for many people needing good shoes!

    My shoe story: High arches AND High instep.

    It’s almost impossible to find shoes that fit. So far, the only brand I’ve been able to use at all is some from Klogs USA brand.

    Friday I went to a store with Clarks, Merrell, Born, Danskos, etc. Most shoes I couldn’t slip on because my high instep whacked into the top of the shoe—the worst for this is Danskos, I can’t even wedge my instep past the top if you paid me on Danskos.

    The shoes I could get on felt like there was absolutely nothing under my arches. It felt like the arch side of my foot was falling into a hole. Dreadful.

    At recommendation of a podiatrist, I tried full length arch supports from Spenco at $50 a pop. Yuck. The arch wasn’t really in the right place for my foot, despite the salesman choosing the right size product for the length of my foot.

    I have been wearing the same two pairs of shoes exclusively for 5 years now. I would dearly love more options! (I love the height of the Klogs USA clogs, and the wide stable base of their shoes, but their uppers could be a bit more attractive.) I wear a women’s size 6 or 6.5. My foot is mostly normal width, but I would like more room across the toe box than most shoes offer (Klogs is good in this respect, but their designs are clunky looking.)

    Thanks for asking my shoe story! Would be happy to beta-test.

    • Thank you for sharing your story – we’ll check out those brands and styles. This weekend at Maker Faire we got to talk to over 1,000 people with stories just like yours. We are so happy that we are stepping closer to launching our solution for you!

  64. I’ve been waiting for this! I wear a woman’s size 15? 16? Who honestly knows. I can occasionally get a pair that kind of fit, but it is rare and there is always something wrong with them. I just want to be able to buy a comfortable flat that gives me some support, and doesn’t tear up my heel with blisters. Or maybe a feminine closed-toe shoe. Hooray and I will definitely be a beta tester if you’re still looking for some.

    • Hooray – it always makes us sad to hear about these stories that shoes are so hard to find when there are so many of us. Stepping closer to the solution – been wearing the shoes for a few weeks and this summer we are doing the various stress and durability testing to get them on your feetz!

  65. Wide door, narrow heels, I fall out of my shoes, particularly heels. (Despite my first name I am a woman). I’m also sick of tons of shoes that don’t fit bunions, corns, wearing orthotics, I want a shoe that fits.
    My shoe wardrobe needs:
    A stylish, elegant dress flat
    A walking flat, Mary Jane that I can wear with pants or skirt
    A good walking shoe for hiking! long walks
    A low heeled dress shoe
    Then I will be happy!

    • Hi Lenny – we are looking forward to delivering all of these shoe styles for you! we’ll be asking for pictures and brands styles too so we can get the designers working on what our customers want. Many thanks for sharing.

  66. I have narrow feet, even narrower heels – and an extra toe which makes one toe box two sizes wider than the other (and at least three sizes wider than both my heels). I can only buy shoes online (bricks and mortar stores don’t carry my size) and even so, literally nothing fits, ever. As long as my shoes aren’t making me bleed I roll with it.

    But I WANT to wear cute colorful shoes just like all the other thirtysomething women. I’ve been wondering for years why the internet has not yet combined laser scanners and 3d printing to solve problems like this. Please let me test all the things :)

    Seriously, if this even halfway works I will become your most rabid fan. (I see you’re at Gigtank in Chattanooga all summer — I’m friends with half the Chattanooga Public Library staff; ask them and they’ll tell you how excitable I can get about stuff I love. :)

    • That’s wonderful news that you will be in the local area – we’d love to meet up and get a closer look at those feetz and the shoes you are wearing now.

  67. I have wide feet and a high instep. The shoes I purchase range from size 7.5 to 9.5 because it is often hard to find wide width shoes. I recently discovered Youth Boys shoes size 6.5 which is like a perfect fit, but these are also rare and are often bone ugly. I think 3 D printing of shoes could solve mines and other hard-to-fit people’s problems. Would be very interested in beta testing.

    • Thanks for sharing – we’ll check out the Youth Boys shoe brand to get an idea what you are wearing now. We are stepping closer to the solution – we’ve been wearing them for a few weeks now – and you can see a picture of them on the website.

  68. Saw you at Bay Area Maker Faire, I’m seriously interested. Arthritis has changed the shape of my feet and ‘off the shelf’ shoes can be very painful.

    • Wonderful to see you too at MakerFaire – we’ve got your details and start our Beta in 2 months. We can’t say we’ll fix medical issues – but we will bring comfort to your feet again :)

  69. Wow! You could be the answer to my prayers. I am a teacher and am on my feet ALL day long. I have a bunion, high arches, and frequent planter fasciitis flare ups. Usually, by the end of the school day, I can barely walk. The closest shoe I can find that works is a Keen, they are wide enough that they don’t hurt my bunions. Then, I have to take an Abeo insole and add extra padding in various places to properly support my arches. :) Would love to help with Beta testing.

  70. A man with size 14 AAA feet! Ya think I have trouble finding affordable shoes that fit? And the only company, E. T. Wright, that made some went out of business. Now I’m left with only eye-popping priced Allen Edmonds.

  71. I wear a size 11, with an A or B width. Long narrow planks, with weak arches. I always have to stuff my shoes with multiple insoles to make them fit. It’s very rare for me to find a pair that actually fit.

  72. Slim, narrow, and extremely high arches makes shoe shopping a nightmare. Got to the point I am wearing two or three insets to get the height for comfortable that don’t kill my feet. Spend alot of walking up and down all sorts of structures. Can’t afford a orthopedic pair and insurance says not a issue for them. I would love to be a beta tester. Willing to take on the world if I can have a pain free day .

  73. My fiance has a condition (Proteus Syndrome) that has left her with rather non-standard feet. Currently she needs custom-tailored shoes in most cases, I’m signing up for this beta for her sake. If your shoes can work for her then they can work for anyone.

  74. Will Feetz consider doing a prototype footwear design? It’s a very simple design, not necessary to customize, but it will have real utility throughout Asia, perhaps Europe too……might be useful to introduce Feetz worldwide as a promo item. And yes, I’d happily pay to be a beta tester.

  75. Hi, I am interested in your SizeMe technology. I believe you use a photogrammetry algorithm to scan people’s feet, correct? I may have a new application for you. Let me know if we can discuss further.

  76. I run 90+ mile weeks and have yet to find the perfect shoe for my feet. My feet have been deformed by conventional footwear. I wonder when big shoe companies will use these methods for themselves…. better hurry up FEETZ or they gonna beat ya to it. I hope you win the race!!!! GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Everett – wow you are a super human at 90 miles a week! I’ve done a couple of IronMan events before but running is my weakness! And what caused my need to wear orthotics….
      As to the big footwear brands – many know of us – and we are partnering with them so that in a few years time SizeMe is in every shoe that you want to buy!!

    • Thanks Deep – we’re bringing in as many people as possible into the beta. Not everyone can get a pair of shoes – but there is plenty to give feedback on for us to design the shoes we launch with and the software we are building to get your foot measurements with a click of a photo…

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    • Wendy – love the enthusiasm. If you are a serious investor email me directly at lucy@feetz.co with your credentials. Else, just keep an eye out for all the news we share as Ireland would be a great place to put a pod – all those lovely green hills to walk on with SizeMe shoes.

        • More than $1 and less than $1,000,000…how’s that for a vague ballpark :)
          (I’d love to share more but have to keep some of the biz details confidential as we talk with investors)

  78. I love sneakers and shoes, yet I’m always stuck between sizes that are either too large…or to small. Just simply wasted time that could be used in a more productive way. I would love to be a beta tester for your Feetz campaign. Furthermore, I have a small YouTube channel with over 1100 subscribers and I would love to promote your shoes on there! Thanks

    • Thanks Marcello for sharing your story. It’s crazy to think how much time we do spend trying on shoes when it’s a simple thing to get shoes to fit. Of course then being able to make 000′s of them is the challenging part – but we’re figuring that out now in time for the holiday season. And we’d love you to stride along with us on your youtube channel.

  79. Hello Lucy!
    I read that you will want to print locally and rent 3d printer time to build your shoes.
    We want to offer to you the services of our three machines, we have two Makerbort Replicator 2 and one Prusa i3

    We have tested our Makerbots with flexible filament and they work well.
    We have experience printing with many types of filaments: PLA, PLA/PHA, Nylon, Bridge, T-glase, Woodfil and we are waiting for out Carbon fiber (Protopasta) and bronze filament (Colorfabb) to arrive.

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    Regards,
    Claudia and José.
    Matterthings.

    • Thanks for the offer Jose. We know in the future it will be as simple as this – but right now we are owning the manufacturing because we do some special secret things!!

  80. I have bad feet and have a terrible time finding shoes I can wear. Right now, I have a pair of NB athletic shoes that work (so I bought a spare for when these wear out). When I work, I have an old pair of Black, Easy Spirit walking shoes that I wear in the office. These are wearing out, and I haven’t found a comparable replacement. When I need something dressier, it is a real problem. I need a shoe that looks decent with a dress or dressy slacks. I really hate buying shoes, because in the end, about 90% of them don’t work for me.

    I usually wear a 9.5 or 10 W shoe. I try to walk daily for exercise, so a good fit is imperative. I also do water aerobics twice a week. I would love to test your shoes.

  81. This is something I’ve been waiting for quite some time! Would love to be a beta tester. Especially high heels should be more customized. Wish you great success!!

  82. After foot surgery that has ruined my ability to enjoy life by walking, running and just enjoying life, I seek a shoe that would have orthopedic qualities (arch support and good heel comfort) and compensate for the big toe on one foot that doesn’t touch the ground.
    I hope you will be my solution – then I can enjoy my life again !

  83. Would love to be a beta tester. My size 12 feet, not quite wide or normal, make it difficult to find cute shoes. (Though reading some of the comments, I guess I don’t have it that bad.) Being able to use SizeMe and create comfortable shoes would be a blessing. Thank you for the opportunity.

    • Welcome! No matter the foot size – we make shoes YOU want and need. We’ll add brand names over time, but we’ll ask first for what styles you want so we can get them made and tested for you.

  84. Your project is exciting to me. I would like to be the testers and even to join the program. Please tell me more information about this company.

  85. I am a big guy, a bit of a nerd (heard about you on the Big Picture Science podcast), and a humble factory worker spending 8-9 hours a day, 5-6 days a week on my feet. I often log 5000+ steps a day on my pedometer, and would be ideal for testing the durability of your materials and/or close-toed styles. Also, as a guy earning minor duckets who can’t afford a 3D printer of my own, It would be an honor to be even just a small part of the 3D printing revolution. Thank you!

    • We love Nerds and Geeks and are proudly that ourselves! 3D Printing is just the medium for us to solve this BIG problem we all have with our shoes (did you know that 95% of US footwear not made in the US?!). It’s ripe for reinvention – and we are proud to have you join us in this revolution with the feedback you’ll give us!

  86. I would love to be a beta tester. I love the idea of feetz. i’ve had a lot of problems finding shoes that really fit and provide proper support. I have high arch’s and have had a lot of foot pain and a very hard time getting a good fit. i buy custom support inserts for all my shoes. would be so great to get it right the first time.

  87. I have high hopes for this. I can never find shoes that fit me, at all, of any kind. My feet just aren’t normal. Maybe you can also make inserts to help a person fit their feet in shoes that you have to wear, like work shoes, work boots, etc.

  88. Hie. I have high arch feet and walk on concrete floors al day as I work as a welder in Sweden . I would love to have some nice fitting shoes when I come home to were a round the house and garden.
    Best regards. Jonas

  89. Please sign me up for the Size Me revolution! Years of trying to make my small wide feet fit into cool styles that are ill fitting has made me an unhappy camper… I’d be happy to support the revolution and evolution of 3D shoe manufacturing

  90. I would love to be a beta tester! They don’t seem to make many large size shoes at all (10.5 to 11 wide). I went to more than 12 different stores without finding anything I could wear. Finally went to a store that sold nurses uniforms and shoes and bought the first pair I tried on. Before I could go back to get another pair, they closed for good.

    • Good idea! I’ve been wearing them for 3 months and so far no issues in the rain, heat, and gravel filled walkways…we’ve got the official testing in the works as well.

  91. I have been wearing custom made shoes for years. Very expensive. Besides having long, narrow feet( 11.5 – 12AA American sizing, almost no heel), one foot is “windswept” or a “banana foot” depending on the shoemaker you talk to: it curves in. If I could get a pair of shoes that fit that did not cost $800-1000 that would be FANTASTIC! One factor is longevity. While I have paid $1000 for shoes, they have been resoled and reheeled for 10 years. That makes it worthwhile. What kind of prices and durability do you expect?

    • Thanks Robert – you made me smile with the banana reference. We all have a slight curve to our feet, odd sometimes when you see shoes that force then into a different position! Our shoes won’t last forever and our price point will come down as we grow to scale, but starts at $200 and estimated 500 mile life (this is industry standard). Thanks for joining us!

  92. Our feet are so complex and deal with a variety of conditions. I go from standing on concrete all day to running on grass and can never feel comfortable with just one type of shoe. What a revolution… I’m in!!

  93. This looks great! I’d be interested in being a beta tester. I’m a classical singer and am always looking for shoes to wear in performance that don’t make my toes go numb or alter my posture in a negative way. I also have an old hip/back injury from a car accident and have found that the right shoe really helps manage those issues.

    • Amy – you are the first singer we’ve heard from, and I’m intrigued about the shoes you wear now that are performance pretty and comfortable. We’d love to make you something special that makes you shine even more than you do on stage :)

  94. I have only had one pair of shoes that have fit me well in my life. I have looked into getting custom shoes but the expense is more than I can justify. When I saw 3D printing for the first time about 5 years ago I KNEW that the only difference between the printers and the replicators on Star Trek was engineering and time. I would love to be a test subject.

    • Do send me an email and tell me what those shoes are – and why they fit well versus others!
      And YES to Star Trek (I was inspired by the Jetsons) and the other shows that inspire us for what is possible…and pushes up to make them a reality. SizeMe shoes are here!

  95. The company I work for has succeeded in using 3D printing for production. I know you guys can do it too, and I would love to try these shoes to improve your process! Godspeed.

    • Thanks for sharing – please do email me directly to get in contact with your company. We like to share and learn about others that are advancing the world of micro-manufacturing. Jobs in the USA – hooray!

  96. Four years ago (January and April 2010), I had bunion surgery on both feet. I thought it would be easier to find shoes and sandals once my feet were more normal, and it is easier. But I still have lots of trouble finding shoes that fit.

    I’d be happy to be a beta tester (already submitted my email address) to see how this works.

  97. I would love to be a beta testers, but my wife may be the better candidate. She cannot find a comfortable shoe. She works as a dog rescuer and horse trainer out of our home. She has flat feet, bunions, and scoliosis all if which affect her feet. She’s busy and on her feet all day. She works on all sorts or terrain in all sorts of weather conditions. She wears out several pairs of shoes a year. If you can make a comfortable, durable shoe for her, you can make one for everyone.

    She works so hard for animals I would appreciate it if you would be willing to do this for her.

    Thanks,
    Dennis

    • Thanks for signing up – we’d love to get your wife involved. Helping animals is a wonderful thing to do in life – we’ve have a couple of rescued dogs in our office – and they bring us joy every single day.

  98. I am a Certified Executive Chef, and a nerdy girl. I just got back from Europe and it is driving me CRAZY that that America , the land of roll up your sleeves ingenuity, a country BUILT with our hands and heads, now makes virtually NOTHING. And what we do make comes from Lowes. We are knockig down perfectly good houses, to rebuild them with particle board and plastic.

    I just heard you interviewed on NPR. I am a hard fit. My chef shoes are dying. I would love to be a tester. I research food in a test kitchen, it would be interesting to see another side of research!

    • Thanks Aislin! I love food…mmm. And I worked in a kitchen when I was younger so I know how your feet feel after a 10 hour shift on your feet! We’d love to get your whole kitchen crew in Feetz so your feet will still be happy at the end of a long day.

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