We get it- buying boots online can be a challenge. While we always try to make sure you have a consistent fit that feels secure and comfortable, we’ve rounded up a few pointers to help you figure out what your best choice might be when deciding on your next pair. Read on for our top tips on how your work boots should fit.
How Your Work Boots Should Fit:
- SNUG ENOUGH. Slide your feet forward until your toes touch the front of the boot. Bend your knee forward. The width of your index finger should fit between the heel of your foot and the back of the shoe – no more, no less.
- LACE TEST. Make sure that the laces are snug and keep your foot comfortably in place. They should prevent your foot from sliding to the front of the boot without being uncomfortably tight. This will help prevent blisters.
- FLEX POINT. When flexed, the break of the shoe should fall perfectly with the flex of your forefoot. They should NOT bend in the area of your arch.
- FEET SWELLING. Your feet will swell at the end of a long day, especially when it’s hot. If possible, try boots on after work so your feet will be at their largest.
- ANKLE TEST. Slowly roll your ankle around the boot and stand on the sides of your feet to test the boot’s ankle support.
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