How to Choose the Right Size

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How to Determine the Correct Size to Order

It's easy. The only reliable way is to measure both of your feet to determine their size using the US men's sizing standard. Once you know the size of your feet, you're standing on solid ground. Any other technique is prone to error... you might order boots which won't fit well.

Further down on this page we show you how to do this or you can do it at shoe store.

For each type of boot we sell, we tell you whether to order your exact size or if you need to order boots larger or smaller than your actual US men's size to get a good fit.


How to measure your foot and find its size & width

You can accurately determine your foot size and width using these simple instructions and the size and width tables below. The results will be the same as if your foot was measured with the familiar Brannock Device used in shoe stores. You'll need :

  1. A chair
  2. A sheet of paper on which to trace an outline of your foot
  3. A pen or pencil
  4. A measuring tape or ruler
  5. Socks of the type you intend to wear with the boots

Before starting consider:

  • Feet swell a bit and get larger as the day passes. So you should measure later in the the day.
  • As people pass through their middle forties into their fifties, their feet get larger. You can expect to gain a half to a full size during this period.
  • Left and right feet often differ slightly in size. Measure both feet and use the measurement for the larger foot. If the difference is over a half size, consider ordering custom fitted boots so that each foot can be accommodated with a boot of the correct size.

Follow these steps for each foot. It is easier to have someone else do the tracing of the foot.

  1. Sit in a chair with the foot firmly placed on a piece oftrace feet paper large enough to make a tracing around the whole foot. Your leg should be tilted slightly forward so it will not interfere with the pencil as you trace around your heel.

  2. Trace an outline of the foot with a pencil held perpendicular to the paper at all times. Ensure that the pencil is held snug against the foot during the tracing.


  3. Measure the length and width of the tracing at the points shown in the diagram below.

  4. The tracing will be slightly larger than your feet because of the thickness of the pencil. Subtract 0.2 Inches ( 5 mm ) from each measurement to compensate for the thickness of the pen or pencil. This correction gives you the actual length and width of your foot.

    So, if the tracing of your foot measures 10.5 inches long, you subtract 0.2 inches (.5 mm) to get the actual length of your foot which is 10.3 inches which is about U.S. men's size 9.

    Note that you can place your foot between two flat, solid objects such as bricks then measure the length and width between the bricks. In this case you get the actual length and width immediately and do not need to subtract anything to compensate for the pencil thickness.

  5. Enter the Boot Size Chart with your corrected length measurement and find the USA size.

  6. Enter the Boot Width Chart with the USA size and find the closest match to your corrected width measurement on that row. The column gives the USA width measurement. There is a Boot Width chart forth width in inches and another for width in centimeters.



Boot Size Chart

Length of Foot
Size
   
US
US
Mondo
Inch
Cm
Men
Women
UK
Europe
Point
8 20.3 2 3 1 33.0 21.3
8⅙ 20.7 33.6 21.7
8⅓ 21.2 3 4 2 34.3 22.2
21.6 34.9 22.6
8⅔ 22.0 4 5 3 35.5 23.0
8⅚ 22.4 36.2 23.4
9 22.9 5 6 4 36.8 23.9
9⅙ 23.3 37.5 24.3
9⅓ 23.7 6 7 5 38.1 24.7
24.1 38.7 25.1
9⅔ 24.6 7 8 6 39.4 25.6
9⅚ 25.0 40.0 26.0
10 25.4 8 9 7 40.6 26.4
10⅙ 25.8 41.3 26.8
10⅓ 26.2 9 10 8 41.9 27.2
10½ 26.7 10½ 42.5 27.7
10⅔ 27.1 10 11 9 43.2 28.1
10⅚ 27.5 10½ 11½ 43.8 28.5
11 27.9 11 12 10 44.5 28.9
11⅙ 28.4 11½ 12½ 10½ 45.1 29.4
11⅓ 28.8 12 13 11 45.7 29.8
11½ 29.2 12½ 13½ 11½ 46.4 30.2
11⅔ 29.6 13 14 12 47.0 30.6
11⅚ 30.1 13½ 14½ 12½ 47.6 31.1
12 30.5 14 15 13 48.3 31.5
12⅙ 30.9 14½ 15½ 13½ 48.9 31.9
12⅓ 31.3 15 16 14 49.5 32.3
12½ 31.7 15½ 16½ 14½ 50.2 32.7
12⅔ 32.2 16 17 15 50.8 33.2
12⅚ 32.6 16½ 17½ 15½ 51.5 33.6
13 33.0 17 18 16 52.1 34.0
13⅙ 33.4 17½ 18½ 16½ 52.7 34.4
13⅓ 33.9 18 19 17 53.4 34.9
13½ 34.3 18½ 19½ 17½ 54.0 35.3
13⅔ 34.7 19 20 18 54.6 35.7
13⅚ 35.1 19½ 20½ 18½ 55.3 36.1
14 35.6 20 21 19 55.9 36.6
Inch
Cm
US
US
UK
Europe
Mondo
Men
Women
Point
Inter size gap
⅓"
⅓"
⅓"
⅔ Cm
1 Cm
Inter size gap "
⅓"
⅓"
⅓"
0.26"
0.39"
Inter size gap mm
8.5 mm
8.5 mm
8.5 mm
6.7 mm
10 mm

Notes:
  1. European sizes are usually expressed as whole numbers. In this chart they have been interpolated to show their closest match to USA men's sizes.
  2. Mondo Point sizing is an international standard. So far, it has been used mostly for sporting equipment such as ski boots and inline skates.

Boot Width Chart

In the US sizing system, the foot length is shown as a number and the foot width as a letter. The letter "D" indicates medium width for each size. "C" is narrower than standard and "E" is wider than standard. There are two versions of this chart. The one on the left shows the foot widths in inches, the one on the right shows the foot widths in millimeters.

On each chart, US men's length size is along the left in red. For each length size, the foot width measurement is shown for AAA, AA, A, B, C, D, E, EE and EEE widths. The columns are marked with the width letter (shown in blue)

Go to the row for your length size then find the width measurment of your foot in inches or millimeters on that row. The column head gives the width letter.

US Men's Size in RED
Width in inches
 
AAA
AA
A
B
C
D
E
EE
EEE
2 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.6 2.8 3.0 3.2 3.4 3.6
2.1 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.9 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.6
3 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.3 3.5 3.7
2.3 2.4 2.6 2.8 3.0 3.2 3.4 3.6 3.8
4 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.9 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.8
2.4 2.6 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.3 3.5 3.7 3.9
5 2.4 2.6 2.8 3.0 3.2 3.4 3.6 3.8 3.9
2.5 2.7 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
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
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
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
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
10½ 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
11½ 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
12½ 3.4 3.6 3.8 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.5 4.7 4.9
13 3.4 3.6 3.8 4.0 4.2 4.4 4.6 4.8 4.9
13½ 3.5 3.7 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.4 4.6 4.8 5.0
14 3.6 3.8 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.5 4.7 4.9 5.1
14½ 3.6 3.8 4.0 4.2 4.4 4.6 4.8 4.9 5.1
15 3.7 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.4 4.6 4.8 5.0 5.2
15½ 3.8 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.5 4.7 4.9 5.1 5.3
16 3.8 4.0 4.2 4.4 4.6 4.8 4.9 5.1 5.3
16½ 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.4 4.6 4.8 5.0 5.2 5.4
17 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.5 4.7 4.9 5.1 5.3 5.4
17½ 4.0 4.2 4.4 4.6 4.8 4.9 5.1 5.3 5.5
18 4.1 4.3 4.4 4.6 4.8 5.0 5.2 5.4 5.6
AAA
AA
A
B
C
D
E
EE
EEE
US Men's Size in RED
Width in millimeters
 
AAA
AA
A
B
C
D
E
EE
EEE
2 53 58 61 66 71 76 81 86 91
53 58 64 69 74 79 84 86 91
3 56 61 66 71 74 79 84 89 94
58 61 66 71 76 81 86 91 97
4 58 64 69 74 79 84 86 91 97
61 66 71 74 79 84 89 94 99
5 61 66 71 76 81 86 91 97 99
64 69 74 79 84 86 91 97 102
6 66 71 74 79 84 89 94 99 104
66 71 76 81 86 91 97 99 104
7 69 74 79 84 86 91 97 102 107
71 74 79 84 89 94 99 104 109
8 71 76 81 86 91 97 99 104 109
74 79 84 86 91 97 102 107 112
9 74 79 84 89 94 99 104 109 112
76 81 86 91 97 99 104 109 114
10 79 84 86 91 97 102 107 112 117
10½ 79 84 89 94 99 104 109 112 117
11 81 86 91 97 99 104 109 114 119
11½ 84 86 91 97 102 107 112 117 122
12 84 89 94 99 104 109 112 117 122
12½ 86 91 97 99 104 109 114 119 124
13 86 91 97 102 107 112 117 122 124
13½ 89 94 99 104 109 112 117 122 127
14 91 97 99 104 109 114 119 124 130
14½ 91 97 102 107 112 117 122 124 130
15 94 99 104 109 112 117 122 127 132
15½ 97 99 104 109 114 119 124 130 135
16 97 102 107 112 117 122 124 130 135
16½ 99 104 109 112 117 122 127 132 137
17 99 104 109 114 119 124 130 135 137
17½ 102 107 112 117 122 124 130 135 140
18 104 109 112 117 122 127 132 137 142
AAA
AA
A
B
C
D
E
EE
EEE


How to adjust the way boots fit

There are two ways to adjust the fit of a pair of boots.
  1. Change the thickness and / or number of the socks worn with the boots.
  2. Add, remove or change the thickness of the cushioned insole insert.
  3. Add, remove or change a heel insert.
Boots too small or tight:

Wesco boots come standard with a cushioned insole insert. If the boots are too tight, this insert can be removed or replaced with a thinner insert. Thinner socks can be worn if the boots are too tight.

Boots too large:

Heavier socks can be used. A thicker insole insert can be substituted.