Any seasoned cowboy knows a good boot needs a good fit. A poorly sized boot can cause misery, blisters and seriously mess up your line-dancing moves!
But, how do you know when your boots are the right size? Whether you’re trying them on in our San Saba storefront, or shopping online, Harry’s Boots has a foolproof guide to make sure that new pair fits like a dream!
FINDING THE PERFECT FIT
#1) Measure Those Feet:
If you can’t get measured in-store, it’s super easy to measure your feet at home. All you need is a piece of paper, pencil and ruler. Just trace then measure the length and width.
TIPS WHEN MEASURING FEET:
- Measure both feet and choose the size that’s the larger of the two.
- Measure your feet in the afternoon, when feet tend to be their largest.
- Wear the socks or tights you’ll wear most often with your boots.
#2) Size Those Toes:
Once your feet are all good and measured, simply use some of the online nifty Inch-to-Size charts to find your exact size. Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s charts are quite different, so make sure you find the right info!
*If you require a wide width and no wide width sizes are available, try ordering a ½ size larger in the regular width. Or give us a call and we can special order the width you need!
#3) Fit Those Boots:
Slip those puppies on and give em’ a spin, but keep a few things in mind…
- When you first try on the boots, your foot should resist a little then pop gently into the bottom of the boot.
- You want the boots to slip slightly in the heel. The sole of a new boot is always stiff, but the sole becomes “flexed” as it’s worn-in, so the slippage will eventually go away.
- If your foot is slipping too much, try a thicker sock or insole. But, keep in mind, some slippage is required for a proper fit.
- Cowboy boots should fit with the widest part of your foot in the widest part of the outsole, regardless of the toe shape.
- Leather boots continue to wear and will stretch slightly, softening over time. So, they should fit snug across the instep when they are new.