Military Boots Size Guide

Military Boots Size Guide

Most military boots sizes are comparable to your casual shoe sizes. For any brand where this is not the norm, we have made a note on the boot's product page instructing you how to adjust your normal shoe size.

Need help finding your best fit? Try following these tips:

  • Using a Brannock device is the most accurate way to find out your shoe size and width. This device will measure the length, width and arch of the foot.
  • If your boots are properly fitted, they should give your toes a little bit of wiggle room up front. A quick test? See if your toes can curl.
  • To further prevent toe jams, tap the boot's toe on the floor. If it's properly fitted, your toe should graze the front of the boot.
  • Try on your boots with whichever socks you will be wearing them in. This will help you get the most accurate read on the correct size.
  • Make sure your feet don't feel tight—you don't want to feel like they are stuffed in sausage casings. The width should be comfortably snug. Some brands also offer shoes in medium wide, wide and extra wide versions to further accommodate feet widths.
  • In order to prevent blisters, your heels shouldn't be able to slide forward and backward on the footbed. That causes the unwanted friction that can lead to hotspots.
  • To further customize the fit of the boot, tightening and loosening the laces and different points can give you a different feel underfoot.
  • Note that a safety toe can affect how a boot fits by making the toe box feel more snug. However, an alloy toe usually gives your toes more room than other safety toes because it can be cut thinner.