New boots should feel comfortably snug. The ball of the foot should be right in the widest part of the boot, indicating proper arch length and adequate toe room (toes should sit flat and free). The boot should be snug over the instep (top of the foot) since there are no laces, buckles, etc. Finally, there should be a slight lift in the heel when you walk (approx. ½ inch) which will subside as the sole starts to flex. If a boot is too tight there will be little or no lift and if a boot is too big, the heel will slip dramatically.
If you cannot make it into our store, the following seven steps along with this diagram will aid us in determining the correct size of your feet.
1. Trace the outline of each foot on a piece of paper using a pencil held perpendicular to the paper.
2. Measure the circumference around the ball of foot (left & right).
3. Measure the circumference around the instep of the foot (left & right).
4. Measure the length of the foot from the back of the heel to the center of the ball of the foot (left & right).
5. Measure the length of each foot when standing (left & right)
6. Shoe/boot size and width you normally wear.
7. Measure the circumference around the widest part of the calf of the leg and the height from the floor (left & right).