Every pair of feet is unique to their owner and footwear bearing the HFG mark will only provide good comfort and wear qualities if the fit is good. Users of the HFG guidelines are encouraged to follow the advice below to help achieve a good standard of fit. A critical factor to achieve a good fit is a fastening with sufficient adjustment. Styles with a lace, touch and close fastening or buckle provide most adjustment and the HFG encourage purchasers to select footwear with this type of fastening where possible.
The HFG have taken into account that some users of the guidelines will have difficulty with lace, buckle or touch and close type fastenings and have included products that meet the guidelines and have elasticated adjustment. It should be recognised that elasticated fastenings cannot provide the range of adjustment of other fastening types but do provide a solution if managing alternative fastenings is difficult.