Sheepskin Boot Sizing & Determining The Correct Size For You
Purchasing a pair of our genuine Australian Made, high quality sheepskin boots is an investment. With adequate care and protection, our sheepskin boots will last anywhere between five to twenty years with ease. Therefore, deciding on the right size for you is of utmost importance. And whilst the internet seems to be filled with misinformation about choosing the right fit for your sheepskin, we are here to with our expert tips and tricks to help find the perfect size for you!
Our A-Grade Merino wool is typically sixteen millimetres thick; however, as a natural material, its thickness varies from anywhere between sixteen to eighteen millimetres. To accommodate for the density of our premium sheepskins, the soles of our products are generally larger than that of another shoe. This means that comparing the sole of another shoe with the sole of a pair of our Australian made sheepskin boots is an ineffective method of determining the appropriate size by way that it is likely to lead you astray to a smaller size.
The most accurate method of determining your size is to measure the actual length of your foot, and match this up to our size chart.
Initially, your sheepskin boots should feel firm, and tight at the toes – meaning your toe should be in close proximity of the very top of the boots without curling – and, should not slip at the heel when you walk. A common misconception is that sheepskin boots need to be purchased bigger than usual and that they should be roomy to begin with, particularly at the toes. This is not the case with genuine Australian sheepskin boots. It is important to keep in mind that when wearing your boots, the wool compresses with weight, molding around the shape of your feet, and the suede exterior will also stretch as a result of the mechanical stress that your foot creates when inside the boot. This means with wear, your sheepskin boots will stretch approximately half a size.
This is the reason we recommend that your sheepskin boots must be extremely firm when you first purchase them – just like a pair of denim jeans. Otherwise, your boots will become too loose with wear and you won’t be able to experience the optimal warmth and comfort that your Wild Wool™ sheepskin boots have to offer.
It is important to keep in mind that by their very nature, sheepskin boots are made entirely from one of the world’s softest materials, so there will also be elements to your boots which do not fit as firmly as your favourite runners or high heels. Of course, this is part of the reason sheepskin boots are so comfortable, because they mold around around your feet in just the right places.
Slippers, on the other hand, are not true to size as the innersole and sole are handcrafted to using the same pattern as a sheepskin boot, but of course slippers do not have a heel reinforcement (generally they have an open back). Without this reinforcement, the slipper generally has approximately fifteen to eighteen millimetres of extra room space. With over 45 years’ experience in handcrafting and selling the finest Australian made sheepskin slippers and boots, we advise that customers “size down” in our slippers.
If you have any questions about sizing, please contact our Customer Service team at email@example.com