Footwear research organisation SATRA has appointed a new specialist to cope with increasing demands on the services provided by its footwear last and fitting team.

She is Lisa Fox who has joined after spending ten years assisting in the developments of products at Loake Brothers Ltd, the Kettering-based footwear manufacturer.

a will concentrate on specific aspects of fit, and how to assess it, in footwear for all age groups.

SATRA's fitting services seek to match footwear to its target market, ensure foot health through correct design and construction, and maximise comfort," says team leader Alan Weston.