If the boot fits, buy it!
A cowboy boot should fit snug to the foot. Fitted boots do not require extended lengths of time to be “broken in.” Check the boot fit while wearing both boots, standing and while wearing a pair of boot socks. It is also suggested to try on boots in the afternoon, as your feet tend to be their largest at this time.
Once you are standing and wearing both boots, look for these three signs of a good boot fit:
- Your entire foot should feel snug in the boot EXCEPT for your heel. Your heel should always slip in a properly fitted new boot. As you begin wearing your boot, you will find the heel leather will soften, and your boot will then conform to and move with your foot.
- The ball of your foot should sit at the widest part of the sole of the boot. The proper location of the ball of your foot in the boot will ensure a good fit throughout. Consequently, if the ball of your foot sits too far forward in the boot, your toes will uncomfortably crowd in the toe of the boot.
- The instep of the boot should fit snugly over the top of the arch of your foot (more snugly than the fit in your normal shoe or sneaker.)
Finding Your Perfect Boot Fit and Size:
- Begin with your normal shoe size (socks can add a 1/2 size to your feet)
- If you are an “in-between” size, try the larger of the two sizes you are between.
- If your feet are a narrow width try a 1/2 size smaller than your normal size.
- If your feet are a wide width try a 1/2 size larger than your normal size.
Boots socks are designed to reduce slippage and provide a comfortable stay-put, over-the-calf fit to complement the tall shafts of your boots. Unlike your regular cotton socks, boot socks absorb moisture to keep your feet dry and warm, all day long!