Hunter Boots Sizing – How to Make Them Fit Well

Many hunters find themselves at a crossroads when it comes to choosing the right pair of boots. The key is finding the right fit and size for your foot shape and body type. We’ve compiled some helpful information on how to determine what size you should be wearing, which will make those hunts that much more enjoyable.

If you’re looking to buy a pair of Hunter Boots and don’t know what size to get, then this blog post is for you! There are many different types of boots out there and each one has its own sizing.

We’ll go through the most popular type: the Original Tall Boot. The average height for this boot ranges from 5’8″ – 6’2″ (173cm – 188cm). You can find them in sizes 7-11 (US) or 39-44 (EU), but if your feet are on the shorter side then it’s best not to purchase these as they might be too long.

What to know about Hunter boots?

Hunter boots are well made and usually last a long time. However, when they get wet the cedar in the boots acts to hold in moisture and may lead to discomfort or pain if it’s not dried out properly. For this reason, I would recommend that you purchase them one-half size larger than you need so that there is room for thick socks. This way your feet can still breathe.

How to find your size?

It’s not always easy to find the right size when boots are only made in European sizes. I usually wear a 34-35 best, and Hunter boots come in a size 34 with a wide width. So if you’re American, congratulations!

That means you’re going to have an easier time finding your size. If that sound like it contradicts what I just said about hunting boots being in a European sizing system—it doesn’t.

When you go shoe shopping with someone else in America, they measure your foot from heel to toe lengthwise with imeasurement from the floor placed at one side of the foot so they know where on your foot to locate their measuring tool accordingly before squeezing their measuring device around your toes and base.

For people looking for boots, the sizing is similar. As you know snow falls before it rains, so one obvious way to find your size is to take a shoe for comparing that has grown out of shape after being worn in the snow.

A good rule of thumb is to always buy at least 1/2 size larger than what you think you’re wearing because they will be cold and squished at first–but should fit comfortably by morning. And don’t forget! You should wear wool or wool blend socks rather than cotton so your feet stay warm and dry–which will require buying larger than your other clothes sizes.

The right way to wear them so they fit well

First, loosen the laces around the ankle about halfway down. Next, if you’re wearing them with regular socks, pull up your pant leg so you can position the elastic band or cuff of your sock over the top of the boot so it rests high on your thigh.

Now try them on-of with a few different socks until you find one that makes for a good fit through the calf without being too tight. Finally, pull up your pant leg and lace up tightly to hold in place.

Hunter boots have a reputation for being difficult to break in. You can soften them up a little by stuffing your socks with a damp cloth and leaving the hunter boots on overnight.

For a surefire way to break them in, buy some thick wool socks from the local mall, put those on before inserting your feet into the shoes or slipper’s foot well, close securely so there’s no open access to air circulation – but not so tight as to cut off blood flow- and stuff it tightly with toilet paper until they’re full of something fluffy and plushy. Press down hard and leave overnight; repeat two more times for maximum results!

Choose a boot with a wide enough opening to accommodate your toes

There are different styles of boots with different opening types. A good starting point would be to find out what kind of socks you’re wearing when you go hunting, then decide which type of boot they correlate to.

Some people like the feel of a tall or mid-calf boot that’s cozy for cold feet and oversized jackets in the backcountry, while others prefer their boots unzipped so they can pull them off easily in rivers without getting wet feet.

And still others may want an insulated rubber duck hunter boot that is no frills but effective for standing on ice or floating ice-covered bodies of water all day long. In this case it makes sense to look at both low-cut and mid-cut waterproof boots.

The most important thing about having living feet is to have enough room for the toes to wiggle freely, not cram your foot into a boot size you normally wear. As I researched through many forums and websites on “too tight boots”, it seems most people who struggle with this problem struggle because their toes don’t fit comfortably at the toe-box opening without pinching them in some way. This means that most people may need something like hunter boots – one of the only styles of boots where your toes can wiggle freely without discomfort or pain!

Try on boots in the afternoon after you’ve been wearing them all day for an accurate fit

Yes. It takes some time to “break in” a pair of leather boots, but it’s worth the effort. Hunter boots come with heat shields that help soften them up for walking around right out of the box!

At any rate, just wear your new boots around walk on flat surfaces outside to break them in before you start walking on stairs or more rugged terrain.
The first few times you wear leather work boots is kind of like training your feet to move again because they are hardened and stiff where your feet don’t need protection. Breathe through this process with grace and patience – remember training always has an end point; accomplishments always have beginnings!

Consider the width of your foot

We recommend that you start with the width of your foot, because 99% of all boots are available in this size. You’ll find these measurements referred to on most boot-website listings as “Shaft Circumference” or “Calf Width.”

The shaft circumference is measured by placing a tape measure flat on the floor, looping it around your foot at what would be the widest point of your calf, then measuring that distance. Take that measurement and look through our chart below to find out which width corresponds with it.

What you need to know before buying them online

Online stores might not have the same quality as in-person. To get a really good feel for them, I’d recommend going to a store and trying on different pairs, but if you’re short on time, ordering online is still a reasonable option because there are so many choices available.

The main thing is to know your size and go from there – that’s usually all it takes in order to find a great pair of boots!

The main difference between in person and online shopping when it come to finding shoes, especially boots for women is that in-store selection will likely include more high heels which allow for proper fitting. It may be difficult or impossible to make this judgment without seeing someone or feeling their foot size.

You need to know what size you wear before ordering boots. They are made in Europe, so the sizes are different than American sizes. I would recommend buying shoes at least one full size larger than your foot because the boots will loosen with time and use. Euro-sizes 40-41 correspond to U.S. 8-9, 41 or 42 correspond to 10, 43 11 – 12 (depending on style).
Also they need a break-in period of about 10 days per pair before they will feel really good but afterward it does not matter if you wear them 24 hours a day! When my feet swell up, there is still room for all the extra skin and fat around my tendon.

Hunter boots are a great investment to make in your wardrobe.

For years, they were called “Hunter Boot”–the company was founded by a man named Gordon Hunter in 1856. His grandson Philip renamed them “Original” when he took over leadership of the family business after World War II. Then in 2012 it became part of adidas Group which also owns Reebok and Rockport brands. So now I guess they are called Original but are still branded as Hunter Boots through their retail outlets’ website pages that sell footwear!

Hunter boots are typically waterproof so they are great for wintertime. They have plenty of room in the toes to accommodate thick socks. You can lounge around the house in them with your slippers inside, or wear them out on a crisp cool morning without worrying about getting wet.

Information to include in the answer: When purchasing hunter boots, consider these tips.
Never buy hunter boots that have high heels- they don’t go well with any look before packing on enough weight for insoles and heavier shoes to be necessary.

For walking and everyday wear, go with a half-size smaller than your normal shoe size

I recommend one and a half size down. A lot of people that wear hunter boots also like this style because it is more form fitting and provides better support on the arches.

For walking and everyday wear, go with a half-size smaller than your normal shoe. The right shoe should not only feel comfortable when you first put them on but also throughout your entire walk or routine (leisurely strolls through the park).

If the feet start to hurt after hours of wearing these shoes, they are too tight! This discomfort will damage toes by complicating proper circulation since blood vessels will get squeezed under pressure from excessively snug footwear.

The Half Size Rule holds true for boots as well, and if you want to be able to walk comfortably in your shoes then go down half a size. That said, there are certain brands I can think of that do tend to run large such as Hunter Boots which need to go down one whole size from your regular shoe size.

If you’re looking for something more substantial like snow boots or hunting boots, go at least one full size down from what you would normally wear

You can find hunter boots at most hunting stores. If you’re looking for something more substantial and you can’t find your size and style in a store, I recommend checking out the Allen company online–they have an excellent selection of boots for both men and women.

It’s hard to know what size to get without trying on one or two pairs in person if you’re not used to buying these types of shoes before. If the store has a good return policy, buy one you think is close in size from different styles that fit well–you might end up with 2 sizes but it will be easier when hunting season rolls around again next year.


Hunter Boots sizing is not always the same. If you want to wear your boots with thicker socks, we recommend going up a size so that they fit better and allow room for extra material around the foot.


Should you size up or down in Hunter boots?

There are a number of sizing charts available online. Some people find them very helpful and other people find them off-putting – you know yourself best! If you’re going to go check the size chart though, make sure not to wear socks with thick or fuzzy sections as these can make your foot an inch or two bigger than it really is!
So there ya have it. You should be able to get the perfect fit as long as you use that size chart – and don’t forget those socks!”

Can I stretch Hunter boots?

Yes, you can. Most hunter boots have a stretch panel in the back of the upper shaft to allow for ease of putting them on and taking them off. You just need to put your toes into the upper shaft of one boot and then walk your heel until both parts meet. At this point, flex the boot with your grip on it from below while standing upright. This will expand each boot from its center.*
Tips for stretching hunters:
1) Make sure both feet are present in new boots before running or walking too far due to discomfort or causing damage
2) Stretch slowly while allowing any gathered material time to loosen up before going any farther*
3) If sole material bunches up under foot while trying on new

Should I buy a size bigger in wellies?

It is recommended to size up one size when buying a pair of rain boots, but keep in mind that each boot style is different. In general, people with wider feet should buy the next full size up. For example, someone with a women’s size 10 should buy a men’s 11 during the colder months.

Some grip tips for customizing your wellies might be to use rubber tape or double-sided carpet tape on the bottom of your boots to add traction if you’re walking around ice or snow, and the higher coverage styles might be better for you if it’s really rainy outside!

Do Hunter boots run small in the calf?

Yes, if you have a wider calf. Mine are 20 inches across and I always order the large from Hunter. The mediums from them were never comfortably snug on me around the calf no matter how tight I latched them down. I don’t know what size your calves are but maybe you would be a good fit for a small, although it could end up being too short in length for you as well? This obviously doesn’t help with sizing other brands which use other measurements to indicate sizing – length vs width of boot.

Do Hunter rain boots crack?

Hunter boots are typically made from a rubber that is water-resistant. Unfortunately, it doesn’t provide complete protection against moisture because the rubber has a tendency to deteriorate under prolonged exposure to harsh conditions combined with direct contact with water.

Extended use of the boots open up its pores which allows seepage of droplets or rain droplets into its internal section. In order for your study boots to last longer, apply a good quality shoe polish before every wear and make sure you sponge them off after each wear by using a rag dipped in warm water and soap before next wearing them again.

Should Hunter boots fit snug?

Hunter boots can fit just about any way you want them to. The only way that matters is if you use your hunter boots for walking or running through rugged terrain, then fitting snug helps protect and keep warm in cold weather and provides more comfort when they rub up against the skin too much.

Usually, people like their hunter boots to be looser so it’s easier to take them off and on quickly when getting in and out of a car. Conversely, we also make accommodations for hunters who prefer a tighter fit by creating socks for our tall & narrow rubber hunting boots that offer an even closer wrap without having to change size (because people like tall & narrow!).

How can I make my rain boots more comfortable?

Hunting boots are notorious for being overkill. They can be really bulky and, as a result, not very wearable during the warmer months. For those of us who wear rain boots all year round, it’s vital to find a pair that is comfortable and durable—but even more importantly, easy to slip on and off.

One such brand I like is Sperry Topsider (SperryTop-sider). I find that their shoes tend to be the most reasonable in terms of price right now (currently priced around $110 or less). The soles themselves are made from crepe so they have sufficient traction along with plenty of cushioning which comes in handy after hours on your feet!

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