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BOOT SIZING: 

  •  Often times boot sizing scales seem to be different between boot manufacturers.  When comparing boots to running shoes, some boot manufacturers suggest going up a size or down a size. This can be difficult when trying to find the right boot size for you.  With that said, below is a list of recommendations provided by US Patriot Tactical and our manufacturers to help you choose the right boot for you. These are only recommendations, and since everyone has differently shaped feet, not all guidelines apply to everyone. For this exact reason, we have one of the friendliest exchange policies 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.
    • o    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 boot socks to help out with this issue: Under Armour, Nike, Darn Tough, Wigwam, Fox River, Thorlo, Jefferies, Oakley, Tru-Spec and Rocky.     
    • o    LACE'EM UP: 
    •  Make sure you have fully laced up your boots. Oftentimes, 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, backwards, or 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 
    • o    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. Those boots aren’t going to grow any longer, so let’s go up a half or full size.  
    • o    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 you should switch to a wide or extra wide. 
    • o    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 re-sellable condition.  No one likes buying used, dirty boots, so we cannot take them back if this is the case. 

 

WOMEN’S BOOT SIZING:

  • For all of our lady friends looking for boots, the boot industry is very limited. Sadly, there are very few manufacturers that design boots in female sizes. The following boot manufacturers have boots in female sizes – Belleville, Bates and Danner.   The remaining boot manufacturers we sell only have men sizes. Below is a sizing chart on how to convert a men boot sizes to a women boot sizes.

Mens

4

4.5

5

5.5

6

6.5

7

7.5

8

8.5

9

9.5

10

Women's

6

6.5

7

7.5

8

8.5

9

9.5

10

10.5

11

11.5

12

 

 

MANUFACTURER 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 an 8R.
  • 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
  • DANNER:
  • Danner boots are cut smaller than regular boots. Danner recommends ordering a 1/2 size larger than normal shoe size.
  • For example, if you wear a size 9R, Danner recommends wearing a 9.5R
  • 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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