TEANECK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aetrex, Inc. (“Aetrex”), the global leader in foot scanning technology, orthotics and comfort and wellness footwear, today announces the launch of their Foot.com Data Portal, a dedicated platform to help shoe manufacturers around the world create better fitting footwear. Users can view and extract global 3D foot data broken down by gender, foot size, country and more. The launch of the portal marks a major step forward in the advancement of footwear development technology by taking the guesswork out of the equation.
“The availability of complete, accurate 3D measurements of the foot to help develop better fitting shoes and lasts has not been possible until now,” said Larry Schwartz, CEO at Aetrex. “Our mission with Foot.com is to provide our brand partners with the data they need to create anatomically correct, highly informed lasts for shoes that not only fit more comfortably but also enhance performance.”
The portal aggregates foot scans from Aetrex’s two newest 3D foot scanners, Albert 2 Pro and Albert 3DFit. These novel scanners are engineered with a pure computer vision model, a proprietary process designed to collect comprehensive foot data and create the most accurate 3D reconstruction of the foot. From these 3D models of feet, Aetrex can pull accurate measurements from any part of the foot, from any or all scans in the database.
“Foot.com allows subscribers to click a map view to access data from regions around the world, broken down by average shoe size, by gender and by country. For example, a footwear developer who wants to develop an anatomically correct last for a women’s shoe size 8 can download the average 3D measurements of the foot in different regions, or pinpoint one country to make a well informed last,” said Kumar Rajan, SVP of Engineering at Aetrex.
While Aetrex has the ability to measure any part of the 3D foot, the company is launching with 16 key measurements vital to footwear design. Some of these include foot length, width, ball girth, arch height, and long heel girth, among other key inputs. Additionally, users can export aggregate data or download raw data of the unique, anonymous foot measurements from the database.
“The launch of Foot.com marks an exciting time in our industry. Providing brands with access to complete, accurate foot data at the onset of footwear development hasn’t been possible on a large scale until now. We’ve seen the benefits of utilizing 3D foot data firsthand with our own footwear collections, and we are excited to share this insight with participating brands,” said Gregory Starr, VP of Product Development, Aetrex.
To access Aetrex’s Foot.com Data Portal, early subscribers can enroll for only $1,000 per month. To learn more about the portal and Aetrex’s technology-first approach, visit aetrex.com.
Aetrex, Inc. is widely recognized as the global leader in foot scanning technology, orthotics, and comfort and wellness footwear. Aetrex has developed state-of-the-art 3D foot scanning devices, including iStep, Albert and its newest models, Albert 2 Pro and Albert 3DFit, designed to accurately measure feet and determine foot type and pressure points. Since 2002, Aetrex has placed over 10,000 scanners worldwide that have performed more than 40 million unique customer foot scans, currently averaging more than 2.5 million scans a year.
The company is renowned for its over-the-counter orthotics – the worlds #1 premium foot orthotic. With fashion, function and quality at the forefront, Aetrex also designs and manufactures stylish, performance footwear. Based in New Jersey, Aetrex is consistently named one of New Jersey’s Top 100 Privately Held Companies and was also included in NJBIZ’s Top 30 Manufacturing Companies. It has remained privately owned by the Schwartz family for three generations. For additional information, visit www.aetrex.com.