A good fit for tactical boots
How to test for the perfect fit
Once you’ve selected the right boot for your needs, making sure it fits your feet is the single most important factor. A great boot that doesn’t fit well simply won’t work.
To fit well, a boot needs to hold the foot securely and comfortably. It needs to be long enough so as not to crowd the toes, and wide enough to accommodate the foot and the usual pair of socks. It also needs to hold the heel securely in place to prevent slippage, the most common cause of blisters.
Boots are made with two size indicators: size and width. Size indicates how long the boot is from the heel to the toe; width from side to side at the ball of the foot. Widths run from A (the narrowest) to E (the widest). The most common shoe and boot sizes are D and EE.
Though you can measure your own foot for sizing, the best place to start is with a qualified sales person at your local Danner dealer. They will be able to accurately measure your foot with a Brannock device, which will provide a starting point for proper fitting. They will also be able to suggest boot styles that will accommodate the subtle variations in your feet.
So, you’ve found the right pair of boots for your needs, and they feel like they fit comfortably. How do you know for sure? Start by wearing the same socks that you’ll most likely be using, and then try to simulate the conditions that you will be wearing the boots in. Many stores have a test ramp or incline that you should walk up and down.
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