Size & Fit Guide
Choosing the correct size and fit is paramount if you're to enjoy the many benefits of owning a pair of Le Chameau boots. Getting the wrong size can lead to discomfort and rubbing. Our Size Guide will help you choose the perfect fit for the best in comfort and support. 

How Should Wellington Boots Fit?

Wellington boots should be tight enough to prevent too much movement that can cause rubbing, but not so tight that they pinch your feet or leave no space for a thicker pair of socks. Boots that are too restrictive can also affect blood circulation, which will make your feet colder.

To find the perfect fit, you should take into account your foot and calf size. At Le Chameau we have fits and sizes to suit everyone.

What Size Wellingtons Should You Buy?

Our boots are made true to size, so generally we recommend opting for your usual size of footwear. That said, we know that the size and fit of different brands and styles of footwear differ, and there are some additional factors to consider when choosing wellingtons, such as whether you are likely to wear thick socks. Remember, Le Chameau boots come in a range of calf sizes and several of our styles have features that enable further adjustability. Our Chasseur boots, for example, come with a full-length side zip, while our Vierzonord boots have a waterproof gusset and tightening strap.
Women's Le Chameau Sizes

At Le Chameau we have wellington boots specifically designed for narrow and wide calves, with calf sizes ranging from 34cm to 42cm, depending on the boot size. The diagram below shows how to measure your calves accurately to choose the best size for you. 

Men's Le Chameau Sizes

Our boots for men are designed to accommodate narrow and wide calves, with sizes ranging from 39cm to 52cm depending on the boot size. Different styles in our range of boots and footwear have their own sizing guide charts, but the diagram below demonstrates the best way to measure your calves for that perfect fit.

Children's Le Chameau Sizes

Coming in an excellent range of sizes and fits, our collection of children's boots ensures the little feet in your family are catered for, too. This chart below is a general guide; each Le Chameau footwear option has its own shoe and boot sizing guide for more specific detail.

How to Measure Calves

(for Chasseur and Saint Hubert styles specifically)

When measuring your calf, it’s best to:

  • Sit down so your leg is bent at a 90 degree angle.

  • Wrap a measuring tape around the widest point of the mid-calf.

  • Hold the tape taut and align the end of the tape where it meets the rest of the tape. Take note of the number, either in centimetres or inches.

  • After measuring your calf, consult the size guide for your selected boot.

    Do Wellington Boots Stretch?

    Our handcrafted wellington boots are made out of Chamolux rubber, a supple and flexible material that is very hardwearing. This means that our boots are naturally non-restrictive and resistant to pinching. Over time, our neoprene, wool and leather linings will mould and stretch to the shape of your foot, while our jersey will remain true to size. It’s important that you don’t try to deliberately stretch your boots further than their recommended size, as this can cause damage.

    Do Wellington Boots Need Breaking In?

     Our wellington boots don’t need breaking in, because they are made from high quality materials that are luxuriously supple and flexible from the get-go.

    Tips for Choosing Wellington Boots in the Correct Size

  • Measure your feet and calves while wearing the socks and trousers you’ll likely wear with the boots.
  • Ensure you have half an inch of space between your longest toe and the end of the boot. This makes it easier to walk as your foot shifts forward.
  • Always go up half or a full size if needed.

  • Thankfully, the premium linings we use in Le Chameau boots doesn’t affect the foot and calf size.

    What to do if you Choose the Wrong Size Wellington

    We completely understand that when ordering online you might select the wrong boot size – but, thanks to our free and easy returns policy, that isn’t an issue. If you order the wrong size, simply return the item and then re-order the item in the correct size via the main site.