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Well, since the western boot has no laces it has to fit exactly right.That means snug around the foot and snugly holding the foot back into the heel stiffener.What is your description of what a proper boot fit feels like to the wearer?
What do you think if American alligator boots?Well, since the western boot has no laces it has to fit exactly right.That means snug around the foot and snugly holding the foot back into the heel stiffener.
Yes, the foot will often (usually) come up a bit (less than a quarter inch) esp. at first. There are two reasons for this: First, and foremost, the stiffener in pull on boots is not cupped like it is on a shoe. If it were your heel would hang up on the top of the stiffener when you tried to pull them on. Second, and related, the outsole is stiff and until it breaks in, as who should say, it will not follow the foot as it bends. But none of that precludes the boot fitting snugly. No one benefits from a loose shoe unless you have nerve damage.
When wearing the boots and with weight on, you should not be able to chase surplus (loose) leather across the top of the foot anywhere fron the ball of the foot to the instep.
A well fit boot should require a certain amount of effort to pull on...not eye-popping effort but the foot ought to hang up inside the tops with the heel of the foot about two+ inches above foot area (say four/five inches above the insole) of the boot and then with a little more pull, pop through to the vamp.
These are just the most superficial indicators of fit...length and heel to ball being considerations for a really good fit.
The foot can feel one -sixteenth of an inch discrepancy in circumference. And if the ball joint is not seated properly and at a proper distance from the heel stiffener, foot problems and discomfort can develop over a period of time--the length differnce beteeen a 10-1/2D and an 11D is not to be dismissed or deemed inconsequential even if you don't notice any issues at first.
If by "American alligator" you are referring to the leather...I like it and use it. Been using it for nigh onto 50 years. It comes from several domestic sources.What do you think if American alligator boots?
By an order of magnitude. Caiman is considered the lowest quality of all the crocodilians.Are they better than caiman
I'm not surprised. That's the way manufacturers do it. Standard size lasts are generally turned in sizes 4 to 14 including half sizes. And widths of A, B, C, D, and E. (And, if necessary, can be turned in wider, narrower and longer sizes, as well.) 4-14/A-E of any one model is considered a 'run,' and a bare minimum for a 'bespoke' maker.
But manufacturers don't carry all these sizes...not even close, as a rule. The business model stipulates that stocking more sizes costs more than the demand will justify.
But, when you come right down to it, last sizes are just numbers. There is no universal agreement on what a 10-1/2D should look or measure like. The only way to determine if an 11D will suit is to try the boots on.
If you can't do that or can't objectively determine if the boots fit (because you want caiman/alligator boots so bad you're effectively blinded), send the money to me rather than throw it down the toilet. That will save you a lot of regret and potential discomfort. Consider it a fee for services rendered.. ?