Please read the notes below before making a final decision on sizes.
This page is an guide to help you through the somewhat confusing world of international
boot and shoe size conversions. There are some anomalies and approximations involved so there is never going to
be 100% certainty until the footwear meets your foot but this chart should help. The more checks you make the
more likely you are to get it right.
Nothing works better than trying a pair on for size and if that
is a possibility for you I strongly recommend it.
I have updated some of this information from my previous chart after studying feedback
from customers. I believe my chart is more accurate for Aussie style boot sales than those on most other websites
but as so many variables are in play I cannot promise you will always get the right answer in every case. Always ask
me if in doubt or in need of advice.
This information applies only to leather boots - other styles such as sheepskin boots
follow different rules sometimes.
Australian boots are ALWAYS marked in Australian
sizes regardless of where they are sold.
Australian Men's sizes are the same as UK unisex sizes except some
UK manufacturers now use a width system similar to the US system.
Australian women's sizes are usually the same
as most US women's sizes but can sometimes run small. Half sizes usually work the same way as the unisex
size (see below). This is complicated because there are two different US women's sizing systems. I am quoting
the 'Common' system that is the most popular but some companies use the rival FIA system that has a size about one number
bigger than the size I quote for the same size shoe.
Blundstone's Women's Specific Styles (not the Unisex styles)are
almost a size smaller than most US /Australian women's sizes so are in a separate column in my chart.
There are variations between UK men's and women's
sizes in some brands - if in doubt assume my chart refers to a generous fitting UK Men's size.
Australian and UK half sizes are the same length as full
sizes but are wide fitting versions EXCEPT FOR BAXTERS (and some Rossis) WHICH USE REAL HALF
SIZES (half way in length and width between the nearest full sizes). If you wear US half sizes and
there is not much spare room for your toes in your US shoes then go one complete size above the one
shown in the chart and then consider if you need wide (half size) or regular (full size) and adjust the result as necessary.
Canadian sizes are the same as US sizes and New
Zealand sizes are same as Australian. South Africa uses UK sizes.
To measure foot length it is important to always measure in the
same way to get the same results. To get the results shown in my chart get someone to trace your feet (with vertical
pencil touching your heels and toes) and measure longest distance on your longest foot, whilst you stand with your full weight
on your feet. You need to be wearing similar socks to the ones you will wear with your boots.
If the measuring results you get are 'in between' go up a size.
A Blundstone 500 series (or Baxter) standard fit is about an American D and half size Blundstone
is about an E except for wide fitting styles. A Blundstone 200 or 550 or any Redback* is wider
(standard is about DD to DDD, half size is EE) and most Rossis are narrower (standard is about CC and half
size is about DDD). The Blundstone 059/063 are similar in width to the 500 in the middle of the foot but
become noticeably narrower towards the tapered toes which make the total length longer than other Blundstones as
a result. SteelBlues are the widest of all the boots I sell and are unsuitable for very narrow feet (standard is E and
half size is about EEE *Redbacks do not always FEEL as wide though as they have high arch support under the foot that takes
up some of the space.).
There is no such thing as standard shoe sizes anywhere
and in all systems there can be variations in size between manufacturers and even between styles from the same maker.
There is certainly no such thing as a standard foot shape.
Your feet are as individual as you are!
If you purchase my 'No Worries' guarantee with your boots, then, as long as you have made your
very best efforts to get the right size (guessing doesn't count!),I'll replace or refund at my expense (see IMPORTANT NOTE
below). See my main site for the small print and ask as many questions as you need to! I'll do my best to help
my customers at www.bootsaustralia.com whenever I can.
I (Mick Green / bootsaustralia.com) am not an 'authorised'
international distributor of Blundstone, SteelBlue, Redback, Rossi, Drifter or Baxter products. As a result I am
able to offer discounted prices worldwide without any outside restrictions or influences apart from the requirements of my
customers. The products I export, unless ever clearly stated to the contrary, are first grade products as sold to discerning
customers within Australia. Please see my Guarantee page and my Customers' Comments page to see the level of satisfaction I am able to offer.
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