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15 Aug 2018

Boot Fit Guide

Boot Fit Guide

Purchase Cowboy Boots online? How can I find THE perfect handmade boots?

Handy tips to make the right decision for your purchase:

Please read these important instructions carefully before returning a pair of boots or in advance to choose the right boot size. New handmade boots require a certain method to determine the right size for you, which is quite different than checking for fit in a pair of sneakers or sandals.

Watch the video for Lucchese tips

Once you are standing, wearing both boots, look for these three signs of a good fit:

  1. Your entire foot should feel snug in the boot EXCEPT for the heel. Don’t worry! 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 slippery will disappear!
  2. The ball of your foot should sit at the widest part of the sole of the boot. Unlike feeling for the fit in your toes (as you would in trying on a shoe), 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 box of the boot.
  3. The instep (vamp) 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 Size:

  1. Begin with your normal shoe size.
  2. Note that socks can add up to ½ size to your feet. Also the leather of the boots will stretch and gets the shape of your footpad. Therefore, we advise you to wear nylons or thin socks for the fitting.
  3. Your feet may be two different sizes. We recommend ordering the size that fits the larger foot.
  4. With new boots it comes in handy for your fitting to use a plastic bag to give your foot an easy slide into the boot.
  5. After a while you will be able to were thicker socks in your boots.
  6. If you are an in-between size, we recommend ordering the larger of the two sizes you are between.
  7. If your feet are narrow width (and no narrow sizes are available to purchase), you may need to order a ½ size smaller than your normal size.
  8. If your feet are a wide width (and no wide sizes are available to purchase), try ordering a ½ size larger than your normal size.

Exotic leather:

The ostrich and crocodile skin is thin but strong and suitable to make beautiful boots. BUT: Leather boots from Caiman or ostrich are leathers that do not give that much. An exact fitting of the boots is therefore important.


Standard width for a woman’s boot is “B “width.


Standard width for a man’s boot is “D” width. Wide width is labeled “EE”. *Note, check if the boot you desire is available in a different width. 

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