Mens Boot Sizes: The Definitive Guide

Knowing the width of your feet is as important as knowing the size of it when you are out for boot shopping. Not everyone’s feet are of the same length and width, so it is better to know yours if you do not want to use the wrong pair of boots that is painful to walk in, take out a little bit of time to know your feet better.

Mens Boot Length and Width

Doesn’t Length of The boot Matter at All?

When you are thinking of buying a boot, all you need to know is your feet’s length and width; although the height is another aspect that gets associated with boots, it-curiously- is not taken into consideration while measuring men’s boot sizes. 

Before we propound on this subject of mens boot sizes, we would like to list the type of boots that are generally available for buying.

Some of these boots have laces while others are just pull-up boots, which brings us straight back into the discussion; if you do not need to measure the height while calculating men’s boot sizes. The answer is no, but you will have to measure the calf size, before buying cowboy boots, or with boots of bigger leg coverage.

Boots that rises above your ankle can remain strapped to your leg with the help of the laces. If they are pull-up boots, however, they stay in place without any help. All you have to do is buy the pair according to the length and width of your feet and keep your feet protected. 

The outsoles will help you to maintain balance whereas, the supreme leather quality and comfortable insoles will keep your feet as well as the part up to which it rises, protected.

Boots are better than shoes as they protect your feet from nasty work-place accidents, and it does not hurt much after a tiring day at work. There are also various choices to wear, not only for work, but also for vacations, outdoor activities, and parties. There are different types of boots available, and you need to know the proper sizes to finalize your purchase.

Is Feet Width That Important?

Boot sizes are intrinsically linked with feet width as, without the latter, you will not get the proper fit that you are searching for, and as you know that boots are different from shoes; so, you will have to take a different approach in buying them.

Now, generally, a boot with normal width will fit you snugly but in case it does not, we are compiling this article with all the details that will help you to understand the importance of width and finding out your own.

How Must You Determine The Size Of Your Feet?

It is not just about the length and width of your feet that matters during boot buying; it is also about how you like to wear the boots. You might like a snug fit or a loose fit for the width of your boot, as it is only up to you how comfortable you want your boots to be. There are various boot brands, and their men’s boot sizes chart varies, making it difficult for you to make a purchase.

However, there are simple rules that will help you to make the right decision while selecting boots.

      • Measuring– it is always helpful to know the size of your feet so take out some time to know this important detail.
      • First Time Buyer– If you are deciding to buy boots for the first time, just take the size of your normal shoe and subtract half from it.
      • Know the Brand– If you wish to purchase different boots of the same brand, you can easily do so as the size chart will be similar for the entire range of boots that they offer.
      • Stepping into the Unknown– If you like to buy boots from a different brand, then knowing the size will be of great help. Check for the men’s boot sizes, which will either be at its inside where your heels will rest or inside its shaft.
      • In Between Sizes– If your feet length is 6.5 or 7.5 then you need to order boots that are half a size more.

Do You Wish to Learn Your Feet Size

Now we know that we have been droning on about the importance of the proper size for your boots, but we have not shown you the chart that you have to follow. We are introducing a chart that will help you to know all about your feet size.

Foot Size For Men
Size of the Shoe In Inches In Cm
4 Around 8 2/3 Around 22
4.5 Around 8 5/6 Almost 22.4
5 Around 9 Almost 22.9
5.5 Around 9 1/6 Almost 23.3
6 From 9 1/3 to 9 1/4 From 23.5 to 23.7
6.5 Around 9 1/2 Almost 24.1
7 From 9 2/3 to 9 5/8 From 24.4 to 24.6
7.5 From 9 ¾ to 9 5/16  From 24.8 to 25
8 From 9 15/16 to 10 Almost 25.4
8.5 From 10 1/6 to 10 1/8 From 25.7 to 25.8
9 From 10 1/3 to 10 1/4 From 26 to 26.2
9.5 From 10 ½ to 10 7/16 Around 26.7
10 From 10 2/3 to 10 9/16 From 27 to 27.1
10.5 From 10 ¾ to 10 5/6 From 27.3 to 27.5
11 From 10 15/16 to 11 Around 27.9
11.5 From 11 1/6 to 11 1/8 From 28.3 to 28.4
12 From 11 1/3 to 11 ¼ From 28.6 to 28.8
13  From 11 2/3 to 11 9/16 From 29.4 to 29.6
14  From 11 7/8 to 12 From 30.2 to 30.5
15 From 12 1/3 to 12 3/16 Around 31.3
16 From 12 ½ to 12 2/3  Around 32.2 

Do You Know The Width Of Your Feet Yet?

Yes-yes, we have not forgotten about the most important thing that we are trying to emphasize from the beginning of this article that is your feet width, which will also help you determine men’s boot sizes. We are going to draw a table that will help you to understand it more clearly. 

Before we begin with the chart you need to know about the abbreviations that are required to state the width size.

      • B usually means narrow width for the Men’s Boots
      • D and M both means regular, which is considered normal, width for men
      • W, EE, and EW are referring wide width for men’s boot sizes
      • EEE gets used to describe the men’s boots that are extra-wide in width

Now that we have given all the necessary details, let us get started with the chart!

Width Chart For Men’s Boots In Inches
4 3 5/16  3 1/8  3 ¾  3.5 
4.5 3 5/16 3 1/8 3 15/16 3 11/16
5 3 3/8  3 ¼  3 15/15  3 ¾ 
5.5 3 3/8  3 5/16  4 3 ¾
6 3 ½ 3 5/16 4 1/8 3 15/16
6.5 3 5/8 3 5/16 4 1/8 3 15/16
7 3 5/8 3 3/8 4 3/16 4
7.5 3 11/16 3 3/8 4 ¼ 4 1/8
8 3 ¾  3 ½ 4 ¼ 4 1/8
8.5 3 ¾ 3 5/8 4 5/16 4 ¼
3 15/16 3 5/8 4 5/16 4 5/16
9.5 3 15/16 3 11/16 4 ½ 4 5/16
10 4 3 ¾ 4 9/16 4 5/16
10.5 4 1/8 3 ¾ 4 9/16 4 5/16
11 4 1/8 3 15/16 4 11/16 4 ½
11.5 4 3/16 3 15/16 4 ¾ 4 9/16
12 4 ¼ 4 4 ¾ 4 9/16
13 4 5/16 4 1/8 4 15/16 4 7/8
14 4 ½ 4 5/16 5 1/8 4 15/16
15 4 9/16 4 3/8 5 1/8  5
16 4 7/8 4 9/16 5 ¼ 5 1/8

Do You Know The Process Of Measuring Your Foot?

The process of measuring your foot to attain the correct size is very interesting and will not take long. It is very effective, and you do not need a professional to do that for you.

Suppose you are going through an online shopping site and you come across a pair of gorgeous boots, but simply due to the lack of information, you cannot purchase. Change this by performing the simple trick to obtain the data.

Calculating length of the feetObtaining the Feet Length without Any Exhaustion       

Now there are quite a few ways to measure your feet. 

      • You can simply put your foot on the ground and measure it with a ruler, or you can place it on a paper and draw an outline of it on the paper.
      • You can also paint your foot and then place it on the paper to leave an imprint of it there. 

After you decide the method, take a ruler and measure your foot from the big toe to the heel. Now consult the chart above to calculate the size of your feet as your result will either be in inches or centimeters.

Calculating the All-Important Width of Your Feet

Calculating Foot Width

Sketching or leaving an imprint of your foot will be a big help for this process. Now, to calculate your width place the ruler horizontally on your feet imprint and measure the wide part of your foot as that is how you will determine the width of your feet.

Making Sure That You Have the Proper Boot Pair

Now that we have dedicated this entire article talking about everything you need to know about the men’s boot sizes, we will like to pass on some necessary tips to you that will help you to select the perfect pair. We are going to discuss the best ways to try on your boots so that you can determine whether they are the best fit or not.

Take a Walk– Try walking in your boots as it will help you determine the comfort level of the boots; if you do not like it, then replace it with a new pair. 

Pair up with Socks– New boots without socks is a crime that you should never commit. Always pair it up with the proper socks as you are supposed to wear different pairs of socks with the different types of boots.

No Walking on Concrete Surface– While you are trying out your boots, remember to walk on floors that have carpet; it will help to keep the outsoles of the boots undamaged, and you will not face difficulty returning it.

Do Worry About Slipping– We know that you buy boots because of their supreme grip quality and thus forgetting to worry about major problems like slip and fall. But some pull-up boots does not make you feel so comfortable during the trail. Trust us! This problem will not last for long as the more you wear them, the more flexible its sole becomes, and the problem of slipping heels disappears.

Stay Fully Awake– You need to try wearing the boots during the later part of the day, as you will have spent a considerable time staying up on your feet. Trust us this will help you to select the proper pair.

Instep Alight– When you are trying out pull-up boots, remember that the thing that you need to check is whether the fit around the instep is tight or not. If it is tight, choose another one that feels comfortable, otherwise, you will not be able to walk around in your boot. So bear in mind the rule, which is to go for snug not tight.

That’s It from Us

When you are trying to measure mens boot sizes, take the help of our chart, follow our tips, and you will find no difficulty in buying your boots. We do not want you to face awkward situations while buying the boots and want you to understand which boots fit you snugly and which does not.

Stephen Luettgen
I have 12+ years of experience in construction, inspections, handy work, and currently working as a Construction Site Manager. In today’s day we spent a significant part of our time at workplace and a right work gear can have significant impact not only on your safety but also work quality.

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