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Scroll down find instructions for measuring you feet so you can get a good fit when you order from TimsBoots.. We have fitted thousands of customers using this method.

We will work with you to get a pair of boots that will fit you.

How to determine your size for your new Cowboy Boots from Timsboots.com

Handmade Cowboy boots made by different makers will all fit a little different.   Boots are made on lasts (Nylon or wood shaped like a foot) and all of them are slightly different for each boot maker.  Hand made boots of the same size and same manufacturer will vary slightly as well.  This is due to different thickness and strength of each natural leather and other factors such as humidity, the boot makers strength on a particular day, as well as the toe style. 

You can measure your feet. DO NOT try to guess or order your tennis shoe size, or even the size of another boot manufacturer.  We have had success in fitting about 98% of our customers right out of the box.  We will work with you to get a boot that fits.   
 
The US size system uses numbers to indicate the length and letters to indicate the width.  The Brannock Device you would find at any good shoe store is commonly used to measure sizes in the USA. The size system is linear. Men's size 1 is 7 2/3 Inches long and each additional size is 1/3 Inch longer.

There are 9 widths in the US system. From narrowest to widest, they are: AAA, AA, A, B, C, D, E, EE, and EEE. The D width is considered to be "medium" for men and B width for women. The widths are linear and are separated by 3/16 of an inch however the actual width measurement which yields a D width varies with the length.

How to measure your foot to find its size & width

You can determine your boot size and width using the following instructions and the tables below.

You'll need :

  1. A sheet of paper on which to trace an outline of your foot. (A file folder works well)
  2. A regular wood pencil. (Do not use pens or markers or mechanical pencils)
  3. A measuring tape or ruler.
  4. The type socks you intend to wear with the cowboy boots.

Note:

  • Feet swell slightly and get larger during the day, so measure later in the day.
  • Left and right feet many times are a little different in size. Measure both feet and use the measurement for the larger foot.
  • Do not Fax tracings!  The fax will resize the tracing rendering it useless.
  • Please have a friend do the tracing – don’t attempt to do your own. 
Follow these steps for each foot
  1. You must be sitting with your foot on a piece of paper or cardboard big enough to make a drawing around your foot. File folders are great. 
  2. Draw the outline of your foot with the pencil held perpendicular to the paper at all times. Be sure to hold the pencil snugly against your foot.
  3. Measure the length and width at the points shown in the drawing.
  4. The drawing will be a little larger than your foot because of the pencil thickness. Subtract 0.2” from each measurement. This will give you a more accurate length and width. 
  5. Look on the boot length chart and find the Men's US size. Next go to the Boot Width Chart with the Men's US size and find the closest width measurement on that row.
  6. Please also let us know if your instep is High, Medium or Low.

    NOTE: 

    If you can’t do the tracing, many customers have found that you can put your foot between two flat, solid objects such as large books or bricks and then measure the length between. Do the same for the width. Do this for both feet. You do not need to subtract anything for the pencil thickness using this method. 

Boot Length Chart

        Length of Foot Size
            USA USA      
        Inches Cm Men Women UK European  
        8 2/3 22.0 4 5 3 35.5  
        8 5/6 22.4 36.2  
        9 22.9 5 6 4 36.8  
        9 1/6 23.3 37.5  
        9 1/3 23.7 6 7 5 38.1  
        24.1 38.7  
        9 2/3 24.6 7 8 6 39.4  
        9 5/6 25.0 40.0  
        10 25.4 8 9 7 40.6  
        10 1/6 25.8 41.3  
        10 1/3 26.2 9 10 8 41.9  
        10½ 26.7 10½ 42.5  
        10 2/3 27.1 10 11 9 43.2  
        10 5/6 27.5 10½ 11½ 43.8  
        11 27.9 11 12 10 44.5  
        11 1/6 28.4 11½ 12½ 10½ 45.1  
        11 1/3 28.8 12 13 11 45.7  
        11½ 29.2 12½ 13½ 11½ 46.4  
        11 2/3 29.6 13 14 12 47.0  
        11 5/6 30.1 13½ 14½ 12½ 47.6  
        12 30.5 14 15 13 48.3  
        12 1/6 30.9 14½ 15½ 13½ 48.9  
        12 1/3 31.3 15 16 14 49.5  
        Inch Cm USA USA UK European  
            Men Women      

  1. Sizes are Men's except as noted
  2. European sizes are usually whole numbers. In this chart they have been interpolated to show their closest match to USA men's sizes.
  3. To convert from centimeters to inches, divide by 2.54  

Boot Width Chart

USA Men’s Size is along the left. Go to the row for your size then find the width (in inches) on that row. 

The column head gives the width. To convert from centimeters to inches, divide by 2.54.  

            USA                  
            Men AAA AA A B C D E EE EEE
            2       2.6 2.8 3.0      
            2 ½     2.5 2.7 2.9 3.1      
            3     2.6 2.8 2.9 3.1      
            3 ½     2.6 2.8 3.0 3.2 3.4    
            4     2.7 2.9 3.1 3.3 3.4    
            4 ½     2.8 2.9 3.1 3.3 3.5    
            5     2.8 3.0 3.2 3.4 3.6 3.8 3.9
            5 ½     2.9 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.8 4.0
            6 2.6 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.3 3.5 3.7 3.9 4.1
            6 ½ 2.6 2.8 3.0 3.2 3.4 3.6 3.8 3.9 4.1
            7 2.7 2.9 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.8 4.0 4.2
            7 ½ 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.3 3.5 3.7 3.9 4.1 4.3
            8 2.8 3.0 3.2 3.4 3.6 3.8 3.9 4.1 4.3
            8 ½ 2.9 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.8 4.0 4.2 4.4
            9 2.9 3.1 3.3 3.5 3.7 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.4
            9 ½ 3.0 3.2 3.4 3.6 3.8 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.5
            10 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.8 4.0 4.2 4.4 4.6
            10 ½ 3.1 3.3 3.5 3.7 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.4 4.6
            11 3.2 3.4 3.6 3.8 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.5 4.7
            11 ½ 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.8 4.0 4.2 4.4 4.6 4.8
            12 3.3 3.5 3.7 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.4 4.6 4.8
            12 ½   3.6 3.8 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.5 4.7 4.9
            13   3.6 3.8 4.0 4.2 4.4 4.6 4.8 4.9
            13 ½     3.9 4.1 4.3 4.4 4.6 4.8 5.0
            14     3.9 4.1 4.3 4.5 4.7 4.9 5.1
            14 ½     4.0 4.2 4.4 4.6 4.8 4.9 5.1
            15     4.1 4.3 4.4 4.6 4.8 5.0 5.2
              AAA AA A B C D E EE EEE


Getting a Good Fit
 
By Jenifer June  -  The Cowboy Boot Bulliten Board

How your cowboy boots fit is very important. When you've got a good fit your cowboy boots look better, feel better, and they last longer...so you get the absolute most for your money.

1. Forget about your shoe size! Boot sizes are different with every brand and bootmaker. People often find that they wear a narrower and slightly longer size in cowboy boots. This is because most boots have a somewhat higher heel, reducing your foot's normal "spread."

2. Expect some tug and pull. If your boots go on too easy, that's a bad sign. Ideally, you want to stand up and give them a good strong pull. You want a cowboy boot to fit snug around the top of your foot ...that's what keeps your foot from sliding forward and smashing your toes.

3. With the boots on your feet, locate the ball of your foot. The widest part of your foot should sit on the widest part of the sole. Feel for the ball of your foot with your fingers on the outside of the boot, or try standing on your toes and seeing where your foot flexes. You'll get the greatest comfort from a cowboy boot's strong shank and arch support when you choose a boot with the right length.

4. Check the sole stitching. Once you've got the boots on your feet, can you still see all the stitches around the sole? Your toes should be touching, but not pushing against the inside of your boot. If your smallest toes hang over the stitching along the welt, then your boots are too short. In this case, try a slightly longer, narrower boot.

5. Walk around. Double check that your toes aren't sliding forward.

6. Don't panic when your heel slips. The soles of your boots are brand new and stiff. Bootmaker Sam Lucchese compared stepping into brand new boots to walking in a pair of skis. As you wear your boots, the soles will quickly break in and flex. The warmth and perspiration from your foot will also soften the leather and help "customize" your fit.

7. Wear, enjoy and repeat!

By Jennifer June  The Cowboy Boot Web Page 

Timberland work boots will generally run a different size than European manufacturers.