Also known as "B" or "N". Only
choose if you regularly wear narrow
Also known as "Regular" or just "R"
Known as "W", "EW", or "EE".
Known as either "EEEE" or "XW". Only
choose if you regularly wear "wider
than "wide" shoes.
Tactical boots are similar to street
shoe size. Desert, Jungle, and
Combat boots are slightly larger in
fit than normal size.
Unlined (non-waterproof) boots:
Select a full size smaller from than
your dress shoe size. For instance,
if you normally wear a 9.5 Regular
in a dress shoe, select 8.5 and it
Waterproof boots: Select
one-half size smaller from than your
dress shoe size. For instance, if
you normally wear a 9.5 Regular in a
dress shoe, select 9.0 and it should
boots: Select a size one-half
larger than your dress shoe size.
Danner USMC boots are cut smaller
than regular Danner boots.
else: All other brands seem to
be "true-to-size" - meaning they
correspond to what your foot would
measure and how it would fit in a
boots with additional lining such as
Gore-Tex or Thinsulate fit snugger
than un-lined boots.
Most important of all - make sure
your heel is not "swimming" nor too
tight. If it's loose, the moisture
from sweat combined with friction
from the heel moving up and down
will cause blisters.
Slight amount of room for them to
The boot should feel a little snug,
but not too tight.