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post #5146 of 5233
I don't think I understand boots, guys.

I've finally got enough disposable income to get a quality pair of boots, and I want to size them right. So, I measured my actual foot, which is 27.62 cm (10.875 in) long and 11.18 cm (4.4 in) wide.
I look through some shoe size charts, which put me between a 10.5 and 11. Cool.

Then, though, I go look at the shoes in my closet and their sizes. Unfortunately, I don't own any boots. Anyway, I wear an 8.5 or 9 in chucks (which I have heard run a size big), and a 9.5 in Vans (which run true?), with approx. 1.25 cm of extra room in the toe in both. Ok, US 9.5-10.

I go to Wikipedia and look up shoe size. The article states that "The inner cavity of a shoe must typically be 15–20 mm longer than the foot, but this relation varies between different types of shoes." So, 1.5-2 cm, about how my Vans fit.

If I go by wikipedia and only leave 15-20 mm of space in the toe, then my shoe size is 9.5. If I go by my foot measurement, it's 11. ffffuuuu.gif

Am I just used to wearing my shoes too small? Are boots meant to have nearly an inch of extra space in the toe? What if the boot has a wide toe?

Mostly, I'm frustrated because I've been looking at a pair of boots on sufu, and by one measurement, they should be perfect, while by the other, they are too small. If it's relevant, the shoe has a wide rounded toe, and the upper of the boot is basically flush with the sole. The outersole measurement is 31 cm. Even if I assumed that the material of the boot walls was an entire centimeter thick on toe and heel, that still gives 29 cm on the measurement, room to spare according to Wikipedia. Or am I being dumb, and need schooling on how boots work? Is outsole measurement worth anything at all in trying to size boots?

Help very very much appreciated.
post #5147 of 5233
Just go to a legit shoe store like AE, get measured on the brannock. Try on some shoes, remember the size and the model of those that fit you well, do further research on how that particular model fits and size your desired boots accordingly. Profit?

I`d rather not go by how some forum seller measured it. Hell even the online stockists would have varying measurements and every pair have their slight variances to account for... just too many factors. Last thing you want to be is in the wrong size when it comes to boots. These are not as forgiving unlike sneakers
post #5148 of 5233
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Originally Posted by brokeassp View Post

Just go to a legit shoe store like AE, get measured on the brannock. Try on some shoes, remember the size and the model of those that fit you well, do further research on how that particular model fits and size your desired boots accordingly. Profit?

I`d rather not go by how some forum seller measured it. Hell even the online stockists would have varying measurements and every pair have their slight variances to account for... just too many factors. Last thing you want to be is in the wrong size when it comes to boots. These are not as forgiving unlike sneakers
+1
post #5149 of 5233

update: So I have gotten the Frye Walter in DK Brown that i posted earlier. Love the style, color, fit. They even feel very high quality but the leather is so soft soft it scratches VERY easily. My fingernail left a scuff taking it out the box :/. Any way to prevent this?

 

I purchased some Leather Honey after doing some research on a good conditioner. After applying and letting it dry over night, one of my boot is slightly darker brown than the other, if you stare you can notice. This is kind of bothering me, will it stay like this forever? How can i fix?

 

Ive thought about brushing clean (still have to buy brush) and re-applying, not sure if this would help. I really want them to be the same color

post #5150 of 5233
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Help very very much appreciated.

 

i had the same problems.   a shoe manufacturer had a fit guide online you could print out...i measure 11.5 D...several returns and a trip to the store later, i find out i'm a 9.5 E.

 

You can either take your best crack at it at a site like zappos (order 2-3 pairs in different sizes, return the ones that don't fit) or go to a store and try them on and see if they'll match a deal you found online.

post #5151 of 5233
how do you measure an 11.5d and find out you are a 9.5e? did you chop off some toes?
post #5152 of 5233
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Originally Posted by StarterStyle View Post

I found a pair of hiking boots that fits very well and feels solid, but I know nothing about them. There were no laces, so I made some out of paracord. The only markings on the boots are on the inner lining.

They have a Vibram Montagne sole, leather lining, that weird fold-over tongue kind of thing, a double stitched welt, and some worn out velcro on the tongue and on one of the sides of the uppers to keep the tongue in place I assume. They are mostly suede with patches of "regular" leather on the heel.

Does anyone know what these might be?


 

Re-soled Galibier Super Guide? They would have originally had Makalu soles. They're top of line mountaineering boots.

post #5153 of 5233
Pretty sure those are Diemme's.
post #5154 of 5233
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

how do you measure an 11.5d and find out you are a 9.5e? did you chop off some toes?

prob a size by measured in in/cm guide...diff between sizes is only fractions of an inch for the most part, so slight imprecision could fugg things up
post #5155 of 5233

By now, every one knows how Diemme popularized ripple sole footwear - and its somewhat expensive if you want to fork over the moolah for one. As it so happens, the venerable British shoemaker Clarks has answered with this year's Newby Fly:

 

 

 

 

This one looks sick with lovely stitching and a very masculine stance. I find myself drawn to it. There aren't many ripple sole footwear out there to be had at a reasonably price. With fall promos, one can pick one  up for under $100, leaving plenty of holiday cash on hand, In Clarks, Diemme has found worthy competition!

post #5156 of 5233
^ugly
post #5157 of 5233

If you don't care for paratrooper style footwear, that's one view. Some people may like that vibe.

post #5158 of 5233
Student budget.
Looking for something with a rubber sole. Wore HMxMMM boots and those leather bottoms + taps are waay too loud when I'm walking around.

Wolverine 1k look, but less heritage-y so I can wear it with more outfits. [have a blank tee/vee + outerpiece look]
post #5159 of 5233
^
look for Buttero, F+B and Moma boots.
post #5160 of 5233
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Originally Posted by filcol View Post

^
look for Buttero, F+B and Moma boots.

Some nice Buttero one.
If I'm only going to have one pair of boots, black or brown?
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