Information and Frequently asked Questions
Handmade Stock vs Semi Custom vs Full Custom
Handmade Stock Shoes:
These are shoes built around any one of our standard lasts in the R7 library that range
in all lengths and widths from 38AA-53EEE. This is a standard shoe last:
What we do is choose a standard last that most closely resembles a client's foot tracings and build the shoes around said last. You get to accommodate length and width. If you have different sized feet, we could accommodate that discrepancy as well by making one-offs of each size. They're very light and the stack height is extremely low just like all R7s.
Same as above (we find a standard last that most closely resembles your foot's length and width) but if, say, you have a very wide foot (surpassing EEE width) or have a slight Morton's toe or a small bunion, or anything minor that we can accommodate by adding material to the standard last before we lay the carbon fiber sole (so as to reflect the added space in the sole) we can do that. It's basically for people who have "mostly" normal feet with small quirks that can't be addressed otherwise. Semi-custom shoes also come with our integrated high density foam footbeds which are essentially extremely light and extremely low stack height orthotics. They provide arch support without compromising inner volume or weight. Foot tracings and Bio-Foam impressions are required (materials provided in molding kit).
Full Custom Shoes:
The full custom is the "all out" fit-like-a-glove option. We recommend full custom when your feet are really pushing into the outlier spectrum of shape, width or medical issues. This includes very, very wide feet, large bunions, high arches, narrow heel with a wide toe box, crescent moon shaped feet, post surgery accommodations, amputees etc. We would send you a molding kit which includes the aforementioned Bio-Foam impressions as well as molding socks to make a mold of your feet. You will need someone to mold you (doesn't matter who) since all you can be doing during this time is sitting with your feet resting on the molding platform we also provide. The molding MUST BE DONE DURING A FACETIME CALL WITH THE OWNER, KC. He will guide you through the entire process. It's not necessarily complex. We just need it done a certain way to get what we need from the molds. Once shipped back, we fill the sock molds with plaster which results in an exact replica mold of your foot and build the shoes around that. This effectively allows us to make a shoe that fits onto your foot like a slipper. No one but you would be able to wear your shoes since it is literally built around the natural anatomical shape and contours of your feet. Full custom shoes also come with the integrated high density foam footbeds previously mentioned.
*If you are experiencing nerve related issues and are thinking of full custom shoes to alleviate said issues, please consult with a medical professional prior to purchasing. Full custom shoes could very well remedy your problem, but could also potentially do nothing or amplify the issue.*