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BOOT SIZING: 

    •  Often times boot sizing scales seem to be different between boot manufactures.  When comparing boots to running shoes, some boot manufactures suggest going up a size or down a size. This can be difficult for choosing the right size boot size for you.  With that said, below is a list of recommendations provided by manufactures for what size boot you should choose. These are only recommendations and since everyone has different shaped feet, these are not always 100% true. Therefore, US Patriot Tactical has one of the friendliest exchange policys in the industry. If you would like to exchange, just pay for the shipping back to us and we will pay for the shipping back to you!

PROPER FIT: 

  •  Make sure you get the proper fit before deciding if your boots are too big or too small. We know this sounds silly but it is often the case. Below are our recommendations on getting a proper fit.
    • GET SOME GOOD BOOT SOCKS
      • Try on your boots with a pair of boot socks you normally wear.  Our philosophy is your boots are only as good as the socks you wear with them.  Some socks are thicker or thinner than others which can change how your boots fit.  We offer a wide range of good boots socks to help out with this issue: Under Armour, Nike, Darn Tough, Wigwam, Fox River, Thorlo, Jefferies, Oakley, Tru-Spec and Rocky.     
    • LACE'EM UP: 
      •  Make sure you have fully laced up your boots. Often times customers just slide the boots on quickly without lacing them up to get a quick feel on how they fit. This gives you an inaccurate feel because your foot can slide forward or backwards, and side to side. Start by fully lacing your boots from the bottom of the lacing system to the top.  You can loosen or tighten the laces at different points of the lacing system to get a proper fit 
    • CHECK THE LENGTH:
      • Length-wise, when your heel is placed against the back of the boot, you should have a slight amount of room in the front of the toe box to wiggle your toes.  If your toes are smashed against the front of the toe box then that’s a no go. Boots don’t grow longer so let’s go up a half or full size.  
    • CHECK THE WIDTH:
      • Width-wise, your boots should feel a little snug, but not tight. Boots will break in and the leather will slightly stretch as you wear them. If the fit is painful then switch to a wide or extra wide. 
    • TAKE THEM FOR A STROLL: 
      • Walk, skip and jump around to see how your boots feel. Make sure you do this inside on carpet or hardwood flooring so the boots do not get dirty. In order to take advantage of our friendly return policy, the boots must be in resellable condition.  No one likes buying used dirty boots and we cannot take them back if this is the case. 
 

MANUFACTURE RECOMMENDATIONS ON SIZING:
 
  • BELLEVILLE:
    • Belleville boots are about 1 to 1½ full sizes larger in fit than your normal shoe size when measuring on a standard Brannock shoe device.  The difference depends on the type of boot you choose; soft toe vs. steel toe.
    • So if you wear a size a size 9R, Belleville recommends wearing a 8R.
  • DANNER:
    • Danner boots are cut smaller than regular boots. Danner recommends ordering a size 1/2 larger than normal shoe size.
    • For example, if you wear a size 9R, Danner recommends wearing a 9.5R
  • TACTICAL RESEARCH MINI MIL AND TRANSITION 
    • Due to the wider shape of the toe box,  minimalist footwear tends to run on the small and short side.  For this reason, Belleville recommends customers order a half size up from your normal shoe size. 
    • For instance, if you wear a size 10R, then Belleville recommends you order a 10.5R
  • TRUE TO SIZE:
    • The following boot brands fit "true to size", meaning they correspond to what size you would normally wear in running shoes. 
      • 5.11 Tactical 
      • Bates
      • Blackhawk
      • Corcoran 
      • Garmont
      • Lowa
      • Magnum
      • McRae
      • Nike
      • Oakley 
      • Original Swat 
      • Propper
      • Reebok
      • Rocky
      • Under Armour 

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