What is Shoe Drop?

The shoe drop is the difference in height between your midsole under the heel and the ball of the foot. It’s best visualized like how high heels would make you look, so some people may refer to their 6-inch shoes as “your 6-inch heels.” You could think about it similarly with running sneakers; though most will be measured millimeters instead.

It is no secret that the running shoe industry is a subject of intense debate among clinicians, runners, and even sports medicine experts. There seems to be some consensus that the pitch (or “drop”) in athletic shoes can lead to greater performance potential for users.

When you think of a high heel, the term “your 6-inch heels” comes to mind. This is because it typically measures how much space there is under your heel compared with what’s available at ground level - in this case, both will be around 12 millimeters thick (or about half an inch). In addition to shoes, the drop also applies to clothing with extra material attached like belts or dresses; therefore, it is equally applicable whether we are talking about Titanic sizes or not.

Is the drop important?

The perfect shoe drop is impossible to define, but there are many different factors that should be considered when designing a new pair of running shoes. The research published in Belgium and Luxembourg shows no single factor has been found responsible for preventing injuries or improving performance among runners—and so blanket claims about this topic cannot apply here unfortunately (though it would make sense).

What drop should I use?

While we don’t know for sure what will happen if you change your shoe’s drop, there is a possibility that it could cause injury. If this has been something of concern before and the tissues in question have had time to adapt then perhaps going down one level might be an option worth exploring - but most runners should probably stay over cautious when switching between shoes with different drops as they may not yet tolerate such changes well enough.

What is foot volume?

Foot volume is the amount of vertical space your foot takes up. This can be at any point along its length, including right from toe-touch to heel-, or around 250 microns past where you’d typically sweep out for a step.

Types of foot volume:

  1. High Volume
  2. Medium Volume
  3. Low Volume

The type of foot you have has an impact on the way shoes fit. For example, if your high-volume soles are uncomfortable because they’re too tight across most or all areas then it’s likely due to a “tall” heel and this will translate into less space for cushioning in those parts as well as increased pressure points on the top surface near toes where pads meet leather upper material (this has been especially notable with recent trends towards super flat footwear). In contrast low volume feet usually require more generous cuts which lead- us back toward an issue many buyers deal w/o having exclusively.

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Come take a measurement from one side of your heel to the other, this will let you know how high up on your foot it is.

Measuring your feet for SKI boots

If you want to be sure that your new ski boots fit well, measure yourself. The best way is with a ruler and SE XXXX or 150 mm ____ measuring tape from the heel edge all around each foot’s sole then add up these numbers together for an accurate assessment of what size might work better than others based on shape since some people have differently shaped feet.

How to measure your feet at home?

To measure your feet at home, start by tracing a copy of the outline you just created on paper. From here it will be easy to see if they match up well with any shoes in terms of size and shape that may work for what type of activity might suit them best.

Length of your feet:

Your foot’s length (in cm) is crucial when choosing which MONDOPOINT size of the boot will fit you. - Remember, your feet are about 7 inches long so make sure to get a shoe or boots that fit the criteria.

Width of your feet:

It’s important to consider your foot width is in (mm) when shopping for shoes because the last dimension or boot width will depend on it.

Difference between US & UK shoe size:

Whether you’re a woman or man, the UK’s shoe sizes are surprisingly similar to their American counterparts. For men it is usually only about 0.5 sizes different while for women this can vary from 2 entire classifications! That means that an US Women’s 9 corresponds with UK 7 &10 referring specifically towards footwear offered in either nation so shop accordingly based on what will work best with your measurements.

Size difference between US & EU

Convert men’s US sizing to European sizes by adding 33. For example, if you wear a man-sized 10 shoe then the 43s are likely your perfect fit! Convert women’s footwear from American measurements with an extra inch for comfort and style flexibility – just like how we do it in Europe.


The ‘ideal’ shoe drop is impossible to define, but it’s important you know your body. Different runners have different needs when they alter their running shoes—know what works best for your self! If adapting seems like an easier choice than changing feet due physical pain or discomfort from increased mileage on one type of surface versus another then do so with caution; while there may not be any universal “perfect” amount (and variation often occurs), being able run without issue can take time so give these changes enough time before making permanent decisions again because even though nothing feels quite right now.

Andrew Robert
I am Robert Andrew and I have been reviewing shoes for the past 4 years. Living in California, I have a wide variety of shoes to choose from and review. I enjoy sharing my thoughts on different types of shoes with others who are looking for information before making a purchase.