The JustTAP! Professional is a custom-made tap shoe. Each shoe is constructed based on a few careful measurements of the foot which ensure a proper fit. First, an outline of the larger foot is drawn, and then two dimensions of the foot are measured. Please follow the instructions below VERY carefully!
You will need:
- A piece of white paper (big enough to trace your larger foot.)
- A cloth tape measure (the tape must be flexible to measure around the foot accurately.)
- A fine-tip felt marking pen, or rollerpoint pen.
- A friend (optional, but it is a bit awkward to measure your own foot!)
Step One - Trace your Larger Foot ...
Take the piece of white paper and place it on a hard-surface floor (no carpets please!). Place your larger foot on the paper so that the complete tracing will fit. For large feet you may have to place your foot on a diagonal. Wear the footcovering (sock, etc.) that you will wear to dance in your new shoes as this will affect the measurements. Place full weight on the foot while making the trace to produce the proper width.
Using your marking pen, make a careful trace of the outline of your foot. VERY IMPORTANT: Make sure that you hold the pen straight up while you trace, do not lean the pen over which has a tendency to happen especially when tracing the instep area of your foot. Go slow! Remember how you made all of those careful hand traces in kindergarten?
Step Two - Measure around the Widest Part...
Place the cloth tape under your foot at the widest part. This is the area across the ball of the foot. Put full weight on your foot and look at it, you will see the widest part. Bring the tape ends around to the top of your foot and record the measurement around the widest part. IMPORTANT! Make sure you are reading the tape correctly and it doesn't twist... a measurement of 85 inches is WRONG! This measurement will usually be somewhere between 7-10 inches. Write this number down.
Step Three - Measure around the Arch...
Find the highest point of your instep/arch. This would be about where the knot of a pair of tie-shoes would be located. Use the skills that you developed in Step 2 to measure around the arch of your foot. This measurement is also usually between 7-10 inches. Write this number down.
Step Four - Completing the Order...
Please send us your name, address, phone number, foot tracings, widest measurements, instep measurements, regular shoe size, and color selection. We need all of this information to complete your order. If you are ordering a two-tone spectator style, please be sure to specify which color you would like in the middle part of the shoe.
Don't forget to include credit cart information (number on card and expiration date) or a check payable to JustTAP! The total cost is $300 ($280 + $20 shipping) for US/Canadian orders, and $310 ($280 = $30 shipping) for international orders. (Credit cards only for international orders).
( Note: Large sizes ( over US size 12) are an additional $50.00 due to the extra material and labor required)
5 Davids Lane
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
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