Events, Courses & Seminars

SATRA organises events designed to inform, educate and enable you to gain business advantage, from conferences or roadshows covering key industry topics, to courses and seminars with specific technical programmes.

SATRA staff attend numerous industry exhibitions throughout the world, sometimes hosting a stand with audio, visual and physical demonstrations.


Further Details

This event is for SATRA members only.
Click here to learn more about the benefits of membership.


Location:Kettering, UK

Price:Members GBP 465

Contact:Email Mike Wilson
Tel: +44 (0) 1536 410000
Use our Event Enquiry form

Download booking details:Shoe fit training course 2017 (PDF file)

Shoe fit training course

Wednesday 25th January 2017

Event Overview

Whether a company undertakes shoe fitting trials in-house, uses SATRA’s Fitting Service or relies on their suppliers to check fit, it is crucial that everyone involved in getting footwear to market has a good understanding of the importance of fit.

Good fit sells shoes and builds brand loyalty. Training is vital – all those involved in product development and footwear retailing should have a sound understanding of the foot and the fitting properties of different types of footwear.

SATRA training delivers thorough, effective and practical instruction, providing personnel with the knowledge, and introduces the skills, needed to achieve maximum customer satisfaction. The basics of foot anatomy and gait are explained; participants practice how to measure feet and gain experience in the practical methodology of fit assessment. The course is interactive and participants are welcome to bring specific examples of the products that they work with day to day to discuss. The aim of SATRA training is to ensure everyone works to high defined standards.


The participants will gain confidence in knowing how to conduct a thorough fit assessment and in how to interpret their findings. This in turn will lead to more accurate and consistent footwear fitting and size marking, helping to maximise footwear sales and build brand loyalty in their customers.


09:00 Registration
09:15 The need for fitting and its
09:30 Foot anatomy and function
10:15 Break
10:30 International shoe sizing
11:30 How to measure foot
12:00 Assessment of fit
12:30 Lunch
13:15 Hands-on practical foot
fitting exercise
15:00 Break
15:15 Fitting standards and
shoemaking faults
16:15 Review
16:30 Close