Shoe Fitting during Covid Restrictions 

We are delighted to continue to be able to provide our shoe fitting service in what are challenging times due to Covid restrictions. Whilst many labs have stopped this service, we have set up processes that has allowed us to continue. However, the impact is that we have a limited size range of models and in some instances the service will take a little longer.

As we move forward from the Pandemic, we would hope normal service resumes ASAP, but unfortunately we are not able to work with schools and nurseries under current restrictions.


Children: 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 2

Ladies: 4, 5, 6, 7

Men: 7, 8, 9 & 10

What is a shoe fit assessment?

A shoe fit assessment is a test to see if your footwear is commercially acceptable for sale in the market place. At Eurofins | BLC, we regularly fit to live models within a Covid-secure environment, following UK Government guidlines.

At Eurofins | BLC, we perform a comprehensive, technical, and commercially focused shoe fit service for children's, women’s, and men's footwear. All Eurofins | BLC shoe fit assessments are carried out to UK and European sizing.


Why fit assess your shoes?

Shoe fit assessments are carried out for the following reasons:

  • Avoiding customer complaints and returns
  • Consistency of size in the market
  • Elimination of manufacturing & design problems
  • Maintaining comfort
  • Maintaining foot function
  • Conversions – manufactured in a different market


How long does the test take?    


Turnaround Time



5 working days



3 working days

£Quotation + 50%


Next day service*

£Quotation + 100%


*Samples must be received by 10am to guarantee next day service.


Eurofins | BLC Footwear Testing Services

At Eurofins | BLC, we carry out a wide variety of footwear tests on men’s, women’s and children’s shoes to CEN, ISO, TM standards at our UKAS accredited laboratory based in the UK.

View our full range of footwear testing services below:


Please read our testing terms and conditions.

As standard, we provide:

  • A comprehensive, technical and commercially focused shoe fit service for children's, women's and men's footwear
  • Highly competitive pricing
  • Fast turnaround time - results available next day, or in 2-4 working days
  • Accurate results delivered by knowledgeable, experienced, and qualified shoe fitters, trained by the Society of Shoe Fitters.
  • Our close relationships with local schools and nurseries to ensure fit models of all sizes are available. We are even able to offer shoe fit assessments during school holidays
  • We fit twice a day in after school clubs and nurseries
  • A fully comprehensive and easy to understand report, complete with before and after images
  • Technical back up and support from experts


Become a Eurofins | BLC? Member, and you’ll also get:

  • Discounted prices
  • Priority testing allocation
  • Access to advanced technical support

At Eurofins | BLC, we conduct a full shoe fit assessment, with some of the key measures being:

  • Forepart depth
  • Instep and fastening
  • Heel grip

We use standard equipment to conduct all shoe fit assessments, which includes a tape and measuring stick.

The ages of models we use ranges from pre-walkers to adults and incorporates all associated shoe sizes. For each pair of shoes we fit, a minimum of two models are used, subject to availability.


What sizes should you test?

At Eurofins | BLC, we advise carrying out a fit test across all product ranges, at the following size intervals depending on the scale of the product range:

Product Range Scale

Sizes in Range

Sizes Required for Shoe Fit Test


E.g. Sizes 3 - 7

Middle size e.g. 5


e.g. size 5 children’s – size 4 adult

1x shoe at start e.g. children’s 5
1x shoe at middle e.g. children’s 12
1x shoe at end e.g. adult 4

Our Accreditations

Eurofins | BLC holds accreditations from UKAS, CPSC, and ILAC, and has auditors approved to carry out LWG audits. Trust Eurofins | BLC to deliver some of the most accurate test results in the industry.

View our Accreditations


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