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    Are you buying cowboy boots for the first time and need help finding your size? We’ve broken down the perfect cowboy boot fit into 5 easy “steps” below, with a few extra fit tips from our boot experts. This is an easy guide to finding your cowboy boot size.

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    What size cowboy boots should I order?

    Most of the time, you should order your normal shoe size when buying cowboy boots. However, many of our customers end up wearing about a ½ size smaller cowboy boot than their athletic shoe size. So if you are used to wearing tennis shoes, you probably need to choose a ½ size smaller.

    Don’t worry about the shape of the toe or the height of the heel. Cowboy boots are designed with a footbed that fits your size, taking into consideration the shape of the toe. So don’t go up a size just because the toe of the boot is pointed. The height and design of the heel will also not affect your boot size.

    Try on your cowboy boots

    Always try on cowboy boots with socks that you will actually wear with the boots. Boot socks are ideal, but if you don’t own a pair, try athletic socks.

    Sit down to try on your cowboy boots. Since the cowboy boots are new, they will seem a bit snug, so you will need to pull them on by holding onto the pull straps or pull holes and pushing your foot into the shaft of the boot. If your boots don’t have pull straps or pull holes, hold firmly onto the top of the boot shafts.

    When trying on cowboy boots, always walk around in them to check the appropriate fit. Be sure to stay on a carpeted surface to avoid damaging the soles of the boots.

    The boots feel too tight

    If you feel pinching at the widest part of your foot – between the arch and toes – you might need to go up a size. Before making that decision, are your regular street shoes often snug on the sides of your feet, but you have plenty of room in the toe? If so, you might need a wide width size cowboy boot. If you don’t typically need a wide width, you probably just need to try one size larger.

    Keep in mind that leather will stretch after repeated wearing, so new boots will feel snug at first. After you have worn them in a bit, they will stretch to your foot shape, and they will feel custom made!

    The boots feel too loose

    There are several signs that your boots are too big. They might seem comfortable now, but after wearing the cowboy boots many times, the leather will become “worn in,” and the boots will only continue to feel looser.

    If your foot easily slides from side to side in the boot, or if your foot shifts around when you put pressure on your foot or stop quickly, the boots are too big. Also check the vamp of the boot – the area at the top of your foot – if it is loose and baggy, that cowboy boot is too big.

    My heel slips around in the cowboy boot

    This is actually perfectly normal for new boots. Cowboy boots are designed so that your heel will slip up and down in the boot when they are very new. This is because the leather is not yet worn in, and the heel is the only area that has any give. After you’ve worn the boots more, the leather will become softer and conform to your foot shape, and you will no longer have any slippage in the heel. The more you wear them, the better they will feel!

    A little slippage in the heel indicates that your boots are the correct size. If your heel doesn’t move at all, your boots could be too small. If the boot practically falls off your foot when you take a step, it is probably too big.

    What if they still seem too tight or loose later?

    If you are still not getting exactly the fit you want from your cowboy boots after wearing them many times, you have a few options.

    A bbeyond_country_3oot cobbler can stretch cowboy boots, usually for a fairly inexpensive fee. Stretching will not increase the size of the boot, but it should give you a bit more room in the foot area for a more comfortable fit. Check your local listings for cowboy boot repair shops or shoe cobblers.

    Thicker socks or boot socks can help if your boots seem too loose. You can also try adding a removable insole to the foot of the boot.

    Speak to one of our store employees if you need any assistance. All of our employees are trained on proper cowboy boot fitting, and we want you to be completely satisfied with your new cowboy boots!

     Have a boot fit question that we didn’t cover? Leave a comment and we will gladly help!

    Click here to chat live with our customer service team!


    We carry the biggest online selection of Corral Boots for men and women with the largest size range available. Our customer service team provides 24-hour confirmation on style availability (we call as soon as orders are confirmed) with weekly or monthly updates on specials orders for hard-to-find sizes and widths.

    If you don’t see what you need – just ask. We’re happy to help you find your perfect boot fit.



26 Responses to Cowboy Boot Fit Guide

  • Scherry Bilderback wrote on March 19, 2013 at 6:57 // Reply

    I have always wanted a pair of Cowboy Boots, but never owned a pair of Cowboy Boots. I love the look!

  • Sam wrote on April 13, 2013 at 4:20 // Reply

    How should the shaft fit the calf of your leg?

  • Leigh Rooney wrote on April 16, 2013 at 7:07 // Reply

    I just purchased a pair of Tan Jaguars, Size 8.5 B. The length is good, but the toebox on one foot pinches at the ball of the foot, probably due to a bunion. Should I have that one boot stretched locally, or do I need to go wider over all, or with the rounder toe.

  • Dee wrote on April 23, 2013 at 3:05 // Reply

    Awesome fit guide! Breaking in cowboy boots is a working process that’s why I enjoy every pair I buy. The things most enjoyed in life are the things worth working for and cowboy boots won’t less your feet down!

  • John Sanders wrote on April 30, 2013 at 8:36 // Reply

    I bought a pair of cowboy style boots on line (Justin Rugged Tan Boot) and though it is the right size I can’t get my foot down into the boot through the throat. How do I get this stretced out enough to be able to put it on and off?

  • EJ wrote on June 1, 2013 at 7:26 // Reply

    I want to buy a pair of Justin Gypsy Boots, My foot usually runs from a 5-6, and my other pair of boots is a pointed toe and is a six. I don’t have a store near where I live to try any on. So was wondering what the recommended size might be?

  • Amanda wrote on July 18, 2013 at 1:43 // Reply

    I just got some Ariat Legends. They are really tight on the top part of my foot. My heel moves up and down, but I the widest part of my foot isn’t quite in the widest part of the boot. Think I need to go a size up (I didn’t order 1/2 size down my normal shoes) or just order wide? Thanks!

  • Trevor wrote on July 26, 2013 at 3:15 // Reply

    I have a well worn pair of Dan Post rough-out boots whose shafts have become floppy. The heels and soles still have life in’em and I love the way they look, is there anything I can do about the shafts?

  • Diana wrote on August 5, 2013 at 4:40 // Reply

    I have a pair of black Circle G by Corral boots that I absolutely love and that were given to me but the shaft is too big for my skinny calf, is this something that could be fixed and made smaller?

  • REHAN wrote on September 3, 2013 at 1:22 // Reply

    Some body gave me a gift of Levis Cowboy Boots
    but that is tight from toe & heel
    and even not comfortable from inner side
    what should i do
    please advise

  • Helen wrote on November 21, 2016 at 2:31 // Reply

    I have wanted cowboy boots since I was a young teenager, but it is difficult for me to find the right fit of any kind of boots. My feet are extremely wide in the toes, and my calves are too big for average boot shafts. I want to know if other people with wide feet have suggestions for finding something that doesn’t pinch or slip around the heel.

  • Elizabeth Miller wrote on January 6, 2017 at 12:54 // Reply

    The heel is loose but it’s just the right boot why is that?

  • Ray Hayes wrote on January 20, 2017 at 11:55 // Reply

    Where should I contact to purchase work boots 9 1/2 EEE . HAVE been wearing Justin style 4444

  • William C. Myers wrote on February 7, 2017 at 8:09 // Reply

    Will boots straps make the boot fit better. I have one foot smaller than the other.

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  • Cole wrote on May 12, 2017 at 12:30 // Reply

    I just bought a new pair of Double H boots. They seem to fit perfect everywhere besides the width at the toes (mainly on one foot). I was told ordering the same boots in a wide size won’t help with how the toes fit. Also tried on a pair of 14’s but were much too loose. Will the toe area break in much or is there a way to stretch that part out?

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  • Kelly T. wrote on May 29, 2017 at 7:19 // Reply

    I have some boots handed down from a relative. How much will it cost to have them resized smaller to fit me? These are high quality custom 10.5 men’s boots and I want to resize them to a 7.5 women’s boot.

  • tom wrote on May 31, 2017 at 6:02 // Reply

    Hello I am trying to purchase a pair of cowboy boots for a friend. He is a size 10.5 in men’s dress shoes. Is there anyway I can get a correct size without measuring his foot?

  • Yvette wrote on August 7, 2017 at 7:10 // Reply

    I wear a 71/2 in regular shoes in Jordans I wear five youth what size would I need in cowboy boots

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  • Caysie deardorff wrote on August 19, 2017 at 11:33 // Reply

    How can I find a boot that fits around a big calf ! I have small feet but my legs are bigger, and I need a higher up boots for a wedding and all I have tried on are to tight thru my leg

  • John wrote on August 31, 2017 at 12:36 // Reply

    I have tried 10 to 12 different styles and makes of cowboy boots and cannot find a pair that fit the top bone of my foot. To put this in perspective the tongue of my running shoes shows socks because it is so high. Any suggestions?


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