Corral Boot makes Corral Boots, Circle G Boots and Urban Boots.
Western boots fit differently from traditional footwear in thickness of leather and materials, as well as, toe, heel and shaft design. Let’s discuss how to properly choose and fit a pair of boots as well as the proper way to put on a Western boot.
- Before you try on a pair of Western boots, determine your foot size. Most people have one foot that is slightly larger than the other. Choose fit according to your larger foot.
- Consider the type of socks, tights or leggings you would wear. Thicker socks may require a larger size boot than your normal shoe size. Use the same style socks, tights or leggings you will wear with your boots on a daily basis.
Corral Boot sizes correspond to normal shoe sizes. Example: If a cowgirl wears size 8 shoes, she also wears size 8 Corral Boots. The same applies to men’s sizes. See below chart:
- When trying on a Western boot, stand into the boot. To accomplish this, sit down on a bench or in a chair. Grab the boot’s pull straps on each side of the boot and angle your foot downward into the shaft of the boot. Pull the boot up until you feel a slight resistance in the shaft, or your foot reaches the heel/counter area. Continue pulling the boot gently toward you, again using the boot pull straps. Carefully stand up and step down into the boot allowing your foot to completely enter the boot. You can sprinkle baby powder into the shaft area to allow the boots to slip on easier the first few times. Another trick is to put your foot into the plastic bag from the boot packing. Your foot will slip into the boot. This works!! If you have a high instep, you may have to do more pulling to get the boot on. Walk in your boots 5-15 minutes until the heat of your foot stretches the boots. Remove your boots & the plastic bag. Good to go. J
- Once the boots are on, there should be enough room in the toe area for a slight toe wiggle. The heel of your foot should slip slightly until the heel counter conforms to your heel. The ball of your foot should line up with the curve (ball) of the boot.