Wearing a perfect fitting pair of cowboy boots is almost spiritual—and something everyone deserves to experience. Here are a few tips to help you achieve boot nirvana.
As you first pull on new boots, you should feel resistance until your heel slips into position with a satisfying "thud" sound. Your toes should fit comfortably in the toe box. If your toes are cramped, it is best to go up a half size.
Snug, Not Painful
New boots should fit snug across the widest part of your foot and also across the top of your arch. Snug, but not uncomfortably tight. This part will slightly stretch over time. Ultimately, personal preference rules the day.
That Heel Slip
It is normal for your heel to slip up to a half inch at first when you walk. Over time, the leather heel counter (the rear part of the boot) will naturally adjust and conform to your heel shape and this slippage will stop.