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Friday, October 15, 2010
One of the biggest worries that many people have about buying boots online is the worry that they won't fit. It is very important to order boots that will fit so you will avoid problems such as blisters and pain. After all, boots that are too tight will rub and you'll be so worried about the tightness and pain that you will miss all the fun stuff going on around here. Here's a quick write-up on how to get the proper size. You can find more detailed information about getting the right fit at our site

Keep in mind that handmade boots are made by different makers and they will all fit a little differently. Lasts - which are wood or nylon shaped like a foot - are used to make boots and all makers have different ones. Even boots from the same company may be a little different. Why? Natural leather varies in thickness and strength, and there are other factors as well, such as the toe style and even the humidity on the day the boots were made. 

Don't guess or order the same size you would if you were buying sneakers. In fact, don't even order the same size you wear in boots! 

Remember that the US system of shoe sizing has 9 widths - AAA, AA, A, B, C, D, E, E, EE, and EEE. Medium width for men is D and for women it's B. So no matter how wide your foot is, there's a shoe that will fit. 

Sit down and put your foot - in the socks you want to wear with your boots - on a sheet of paper that will let you draw around your foot (like a file folder.) Use a wooden pencil and hold it perpendicular and snug around you foot to draw. Once your foot is drawn, measure the length and width. Now subtract 0.2" from each measurement because the drawing will be a little larger than your foot. 

Then go to the chart at, find the measurement, and order the nearest size. You also should tell us whether you have a high, low, or medium instep. There is another chart that will help you decide the width you need. 

If in doubt, give us a call at 1-800-771-4214 and someone will be happy to help you out!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very helpful information! Thanks!

October 18, 2010 at 8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like men's boots better. They fit better than women's do.

October 19, 2010 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger said...

Hey Anonymous, If men's cowboy boots fit better than ladies sizes for you it is probably due to the fact that you have a wide foot. The vast majority of boots made for women are made in the B width only. This has all changed with Timsboots. We can make cowgirl boots that actually fit! Give us a try. - Tim

October 20, 2010 at 7:41 AM  

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