Boot Fit Guide

Measuring Boot Shaft Height

Use a flexible measuring tape to measure the length of your leg from the bottom of your heel to just below your kneecap, then compare your measurements with the boot measurements to see how the boot will fit.

Ankle Boots

A. Ankle boots

Boot shaft height is 3" to 8"

Mid-calf Boots

B. Mid-calf boots

Boot shaft height is 8" to 13".

C. Knee-high boots

Boot shaft height is 13" or higher

Measuring Heel Height

We measure heel height up the center side of the heel to the point where it meets the sole of the shoe. Measurements are rounded down to the nearest quarter inch.

Heel Heights

Flat (0"-1")
Low heel (1"-1")
Mid heel (2"-2")
High heel (3" or taller)

Finding the Right Calf Fit

Whether you have slender calves or athletic ones, there are boots cut to fit and flatter your legs. Flow our Tips (click here) to get your calf circumference measurement, then follow the links below to find your best fit.

A. Wide calf (15" or more)
Boots with laces, buckles or stretchy uppers are excellent choices for wider calves. Many boots have elastic goring that stretches to provide additional calf circumference; if necessary, We could insert leather for you.

B. Narrow calf (less than 13")
Many boots are cut for women with slimmer legs. Others feature adjustable or stretch fabrications that conform better to a slender leg. if necessary, We could take-in leather for you.

In addition, whether your calves are wide or narrow, short boots worn with matching opaque tights are a great alternative to knee-high styles.

Keep in mind, whether your calves are wide or narrow, we could customize most of our boots fit your calves.

Fit Tips

Ordering the right size:

  • Have your feet measured regularly. Your shoe size may change over time.
  • Shoe sizes vary by style. They run long, short, wide or narrow.
  • The letters "D", "W", "EE", or "WW" next to the sizes refer to the width of the foot, not the size of the calf.
  • If one foot is larger than the other, fit the larger foot.


  • To ease on a new boot, try placing a plastic bag over your sock for easier entry. Once the boot is on, tear away the bag.
  • Boots should fit snugly at the instep in order to hold the foot in place. If the instep is too loose, the boot may slip excessively in the heel; pad the shoe with a thin insole or try a narrower width for a better fit.
  • If your new boots fit well but still slip at the heels, flex the soles at the balls of the feet and massage the back of the heel counter to round the boots' shape for a better fit.
  • If only one boot seems loose, one foot may be larger than the other. A thin insole in the loose boot will solve the problem.

Sock Suggestions:

  • Socks may increase your shoe size. For the best fit, try boots on with the socks you'll be wearing most of the time.
  • Choose socks that wick moisture away, such as those made of wool, polyester or fabrics containing CoolMax or Thermolite.