You'll need the following to get accurate results:
If you have not already, you should review what type of socks are best for you. You also should also remember that:
Follow these steps for each foot. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to have someone else do the tracing of the foot.
So, if the tracing of your foot measures 10.5 inches long, you subtract 0.2 inches ( 5 mm / 0.5 cm ) to get the actual length of your foot which is 10.3 inches which is about U.S. men's size 9.
Stompers Boots recommend you measure your feet in cm/mm which make it easier to use the sizing charts with the .5 conversions. For instance the tracing of your foot is 10 7/8 inch long. (which would you rather figure out .2 inches or .5 cm?)
NOTE: If the difference in size between your two feet is more than a half size, seriously consider ordering custom fitted boots with a boot of the correct size for each foot, ensuring you get the most out of your new boots.
The table directly below is indicative only, as there is currently, no universally adopted system for converting Italian shoe sizes between the different systems used in the world. The two most common measuring systems are: The European market (based on French point) and The American (which includes different measurements for men and women).
Before ordering, carefully check your measurements against those in the chart below to determine what size will best fit you. If in doubt, please contact us by email providing the measurement of yout foot in centimeters or inches. For further, more extensive information on footwear sizing, see this helpful article at: Wikipedia
Average Measurements for our Stock Boots< (based on USA size 9) (Measurements for boot height and calf circumference will increase slightly for each larger size.)
For information on custom RunnerBull boots, please click here.
The inside of a boot is a hot, humid jungle perfect for breeding of bacteria and fungus. The skin on your foot protects a intricate structure of 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. Your feet bear the weight of your entire body balancing it, and you wonder why they sweat? It's this sweat that becomes trapped inside a boot when you work. Your skin bears a great deal of this friction as you take each step and excessive moisture will lead to unessecary friction, and blisters. It can also lead to fungal infections such as athletes foot and nail fungus which when left untreated can become dibilitating.
The majority of this foot sweat is wicked up by the socks. This article will help boot wearers, certainly some of the hardest working and playing individuals on this planet, choose the proper fibers for thier work and play. If you are new to wearing boots, you will quickly learn that a quality sock is necessary for foot health. There are many qualities one must consider when chosing a sock to wear with their boots, such as; Fiber, what activities will be performed while wearing the sock, the type of boot, our list could go on and on but this will suffice for this post. I may have to delve deeper into this in the future.
Socks have been worn by humans for thousands of years and their general purpose has always been the same: To provide an extra layer of protection ot the foot. Protection from elements both inside our boots as well as the more widely considered outter elements like climate and terrain. The first socks were nothing more than bits of fur and skin that lined crude animal skin boots, protecting man from frostbite and dampness caused by sweaty feet and frozen landscapes. Did you know each foot can perspire up to a pint a day?