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How to Measure Foot Length

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC


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April 20, 2015
Dianne Steinbach

In Wisconsin it is very cold in the winter. Will the Boulder Boot work for hiking in the winter?

April 20, 2015
Natural Footgear

Hi, Dianne,

Thank you for your message. The Boulder Boot holds up quite well in the cold temperatures of the north. I have personally used them in Canadian winter conditions without any problems (to temperatures as low as 15 degrees F). Using a warm sock in combination with the boot will help a lot too. I’ve found that it’s best to avoid using Correct Toes with the boot in extremely cold temperatures, as the toe-spacing device tends to get quite cold next to the toes (just FYI).

Please do let me know if you have any additional questions about the boots or other products on the Natural Footgear site!

Kind regards,
Marty Hughes, DC

March 24, 2016

Hi! Love your site. I measured my foot as the video suggested, but how does this help me determine my size? I read that the shoe I want runs small, so I need to go up half a size from my typical running shoe. I wear a 9 1/2 and sometimes a 10. My only option is to go to an 11 but I fear that will be too big. Is there a way to use my foot measurement I just took to determine exact size? Thanks!

July 21, 2016
Natural Footgear

Hi, Paige,

Thank you for your comment. And thank you for your kind words! The foot measurement technique demonstrated in this video is most applicable to only certain brands we offer on the site. These brands provide sizing suggestions based on foot length (and often foot width) measurements. Other brands offer more general sizing suggestions, such as going up or down half a size or so from your normal shoe size. No matter what brand you’re considering, though, you’ll find the most detailed sizing information possible for each model under the “Sizing” tab on each individual product page.

I hope this info helps!

Kind regards,
Laura Trentman

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