Please help with cowboy boot sizing!!

posted 2 years ago in Shoes
Post # 2
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3552 posts
Sugar bee

Brickette:  In general with boots, some people like to go up half a size.  I wear true to size in all of my boots but I don’t like having extra room in my boots for my feet to be movign around in there.  How tight or loose do you like your shoes?

Post # 4
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382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Brickette:  it does depend on the brand you’re buying! do you have one in mind? I know for Ariat, they run about half size too small. Laredo by Dan Post and Justin’s run very true to size. 

The fit of cowboy boots are also different than normal boots- they shound be slightly tight across the foot area and your heel should have a slight “lift” out of the heel area as you walk. 

You can google reviews on the brand how true to size they are! When in doubt size up, you can always wear a thicker sock!

Post # 6
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177 posts
Blushing bee

I buy a half size up. I have Dan Posts and Justins and they are both a little lose.

I have a pair of Tony Lama’s that are too big and they are a half size up.

Lucchese’s are tiny. I ordered a pair a half size bigger and sent them back for a whole size bigger and still had to have them streched. I learned my lesson on the first pair and always order a size up. 

Also, try ebay if you want a great deal. I’ve gotten several pairs for a lot less than retail that were brand new with the tags still! I’m boots obbsessed!

Post # 7
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382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Brickette:  I find that countryoutfitter.com is cheaper almost every time and you can find great coupons on Retail Me Not for them!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Cavenders.com has the biggest selection here in Texas.   I love the “corral” brand.  Such cute styles, and I get my true size.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Post # 12
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302 posts
Helper bee

I am from Dallas and when it was time for a new pair I went to Cavendars but ended up buying elsewhere. It’s still a great store though! Boots can be very tricky depending on what style you want. Pointy toe, round toe, mid calf, short calf etc. I am normally a size 8 and I have worn a size 7 and up to a size 9 in boots. They’re finickey and you have to just spend the time shoving your feet into them until you find one that fits for you. If you’re shopping online, this might take a few tries so make sure you shop where you can get free shipping and free returns (if you can). 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I work at a cowboy boot store And I’ve rode my whole life so I know a lot about boots. We have Justin, tony lama, nocona, lucchese, and corral are what we carry. I have over 10 pairs of boots. Justin run about half a size to a whole size big. Nocona also runs big. Tony lama has a couple of different collections and those vary in size. Corral also varies by style, personally those are my least favorite. Lucchese is more expensive, but they are top of the line and run true to size.

Like a pp poster said, you want it to be tight across the top of your foot because that’s what’s holding your foot in, plus its going to stretch. You want about a quarter to half an inch in slip in your heel when you walk. You want your toes to all be laying flat and not crunched together because the toe box will not stretch. There’s also ways to get them to stretch a lot faster. 

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