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  • How to Measure for Tall Boots
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    Kenneth Mackenzie

How to Measure for Tall Boots

The fit of a tall boot is very important to its comfort and function.  With a helper, follow the steps below to get a great fit every time.
Before you measure
  • Use a flexible measuring tape with both inches and centimeters.  Some European boots only provide metric size charts, and it's more accurate to measure in centimeters than to convert from inches. 
  • Wear the breeches and socks you plan to wear with your tall boots.
  • Sit in a chair with your foot flat on the ground, and a 90 degree angle in your knee.

How to Measure

  • For the height, measure from the floor to the back of both knees.  Add 1.5 inches or 4 centimeters to the measurement to get the height needed.  Over time, boots stretch out and lose some of their height.  Because of this, it is necessary to start out with a boot that is slightly taller. 
  • For the width, measure around the widest part of both calves.Make sure the tape measure is snug.  Do not add inches to this measurement; all of the boots at Quail Hollow Tack have an elastic panel that allows for stretch, and the leather will stretch over time to create a perfect fit.
How to Find Your Size 
    • Once you find your measurements, consult the size chart for the boot that you want.  If you are in between height measurements, choose the taller height.  If you are in between calf width measurements, choose the tighter option.  The boot will stretch out and lose height over time, so taller and tighter is generally better.  If there is not a size combination that will fit you, consider looking at size charts for other brands. 
    • Quail Hollow Tack is always happy to answer any sizing questions you may have.  Click here to see our hours and contact information.
    • Post author
      Kenneth Mackenzie