Guide to the ...
Produced by The Society of Shoe Fitters
For more information contact The Secretary
Tel. +44 (0)1953-851171
Email: Click Here
Have you been fitting shoes for years but don't have recognition of your
skill and knowledge?
Do you feel undervalued and would like to feel more confident about your ability to fit shoes and advise the public correctly?
If you have been measuring feet and fitting shoes for more than 5 years, why not gain the ultimate accolade and qualify as a member of the Society of Shoe Fitters? Membership is only via qualification and we have a wide range of people who become members.
Our 5 and 10 month courses are for those new to the industry, or wanting to learn more, but our Entrance Exam is for experienced staff who would like recognition proving they are expert at what they do, and have the Society of Shoe Fitters membership to support them.
We are very aware that the abilities of people working in shoe shops vary
greatly. Many are purely shop assistants with no knowledge of gauges, how
feet work, assessing problem feet, or indeed how to fit correctly, but
thankfully there is also a vast number of an experienced fitters who know
a tremendous amount about all these topics and more. These are people who
do the job well and the Society would be proud to recommend them as members.
know you do the job as Shoe Fitter to a high standard then this Entrance Application for
There is an alternative Entrance Application (see home page) and you are welcome to pursue either one - whichever you feel most comfortable with. The main difference is that when you submit the Entrance Examination it remains anonymous to the Examiners, only the Secretary is aware of who the paper is from (you are given a code number), whereas the Application is based on your C.V. and career history for the Examiners to take into consideration.
As you know there is no legal obligation to know anything about feet or footwear to sell shoes, but there is a moral obligation! With standards dropping and children's footwear being sold online without any professional assessment, it is time to help fly the flag for fitting and let the public and your colleagues know there is a much better way....
We look forward to welcoming you as a member, so download the document below for more information and without obligation. If you have any queries, please email our Secretary (you can click the link above).
Please click here to download: ENTRANCE EXAM.pdf
If you know you are a good and experienced fitter, then why not prove it?
Don't delay - call us today!