Our hand-crafted technique means each and every pair of Alberta Boots may differ slightly, creating your very own unique pair!
Alberta Boots generally run true to size, but due to our hand-lasted process you may expect them to fit slightly smaller than your dress shoes. The best way to get the right fit is to reach out to one of our Boot Fit Specialists. They are experts at western boot fitting and can help you select the right pair.
We also suggest you review the fit guide comments provided below each boot style.
1. Seated comfortably with your fingers in the pull tabs, pull the boot on as far as it will go.
2. Stand up and pull the boot on while pushing your foot down into the boot.
3. A good fitting boot should take a good push to get on, you want to hear a nice ‘pop’ when your foot slides into the footbed.
Let’s Make sure these fit!
What to look for when trying on. Once on, you should notice that the ball of your foot is sitting in the widest part of your boot. This indicates the size and the ‘arch length’ are correct
What your feet will be feeling
1. The boots should be comfortably snug over the top of your foot, without excess leather.
2. You will have some wiggle room in your toes.
3. Expect your heel to come up off the footbed by ¼” to ½”. This is because the soles of our boots are very stiff when new (caused by our solid leather insole, outsole and steel shank). As you wear your boots and break them in, they will quickly soften and mold to the contours of your foot, and the heel lift will go away.
4. Your new boots should fit comfortably snug. Over time the leather insole and lining will begin to flex, and take the shape of your foot.
5. Don’t worry if they feel a bit stiff…your boots will soften and mold to your feet.
6. The more you wear your Alberta Boots, the better they will feel, they will become the most comfortable footwear you own!
Break in process
For the first 6 outings, it's best to wear your boots for a good two hour stretch. Breaking in boots is a process that may vary in length of time. It’s important to allow your natural body heat to soften the leather. If the boots are feeling good and starting to mold to the shape of your feet, just wear them longer.