Size & Fit

When our boots fit properly, you will not want to take them off! Here are some FAQs to help you to choose the right boot in the right size, the first time. ​

How do I know which size to buy?​

We recommend using our simple foot measurement tool. Simply print the tool on two sheets of A4 paper and follow the instructions to find the right fit for you.​


I am between sizes, which size should I buy?​

There are a few considerations here.

  1. Lining – over time, neoprene will give a little, as will wool. Leather will mold to your foot and stretch a tiny bit, but jersey will remain true to size.
  2. Socks – Some customers like to wear thicker socks than others, please measure your foot wearing your preferred socks.
  3. Your personal taste – Some of us like our footwear snug, others with a little give. ​

I have wide calves – do you offer larger calf sizes?​

We do. Our Chasseur and St Hubert styles are available in a choice of calf size options for some foot sizes. Visit the product pages for more information.​

Our Vierzon and Vierzonord boots have an adjustable gusset with a tightening strap and snap-fastening button, giving you more flexibility and a perfect calf fit for you every time you wear them.

To correctly measure your calf size, please follow the instructions below.


I have narrow calves, do you have boots suitable for me?​

Our Chasseur boot is available in a narrow calf fitting, both in men’s and women’s styles.​

Our Vierzon and Vierzonord boots have an adjustable gusset with a tightening strap and snap-fastening button. This style is popular with narrow and wider calves due to its flexible sizing and comfort.​

To correctly measure your calf size, please follow the instructions below.


How do I measure my calves?

1. Sit on a chair with your foot and leg bare, your foot relaxed and flat on the floor and your knee bent at a 90-degree angle.
2. Find the widest point of your calf using a tape measure and measure round that point keeping your foot flat on the floor.
3. Add 2cm to this measurement to account for your trousers/jeans, a thick pair of socks, and some breathing space. 

This is your calf size for your Le Chameau boots.


I want to wear my boots with thick socks, do I go up a size?​

Please make sure to wear your socks whilst measuring your foot for the correct size. You can find our simple to use foot measuring tool here.


Does the lining make a difference to the size I choose?​

Our boots are designed to fit correct to size, regardless of the lining. There may be marginal changes over time depending on the lining, which are worth considering if you are between sizes: Over time, neoprene will give a little, as will wool. Leather will mold to your foot and stretch a tiny bit, but jersey will remain true to size. 

Please use our foot measuring tool to chose the correct size. ​


 

LE CHAMEAU