Sizing / Care / FAQ
How do your boots fit?
These shoes are handmade, that means that in the beginning the leather will be a little stiff, and possibly tight on the sides of your foot, that is a good thing! Within a week or so of wearing these boots the leather is going to meld to the shape of your foot. You want it to be a little snug in the beginning so that it can wear in just right. The wear in period on these isn't very long either, a week of everyday wear will have them hugging your feet like your favorite pair of beat up boots.
We have essentially made these boots to be half size inclusive, what does that mean? We go off of european sizing, a men's 10 for instance is more of a 43-44 for us, the exact conversion varies depending upon who you ask, so we designed our soles to be cut to median sizes that have the ability of accommodating both even sizes and half sizes comfortably. The leathers ability to take the shape of your foot is what makes this possible. If you're skeptical about the fit, you can always buy them and as long as you don't wear them outside (and the inner isn't discolored from obvious wear), return them if the fit isn't right.
Understand, these are traditional handmade boots, they are not modern footwear, you will need to break them in, but once you do they'll be your new best friend. It will not take long to break in. It might be slightly uncomfortable the first few times you wear them but in less than a week you should be just fine!
- How will I know what size to get?
example: If you typically wear a women's 6 1/2 - I would recommend a size 7. If you typically wear a men's size 10 in sneakers but all your boots are a 10 1/2 - I would recommend a size 11.
Most people tend to wear thicker socks with boots as well. How do you wear you boots? Do you like to put in a foot insert?
- What if I order a pair of boots and they don't fit?
If your boots seam to be a size too big or too small you can exchange them for a correct size with in 1 week of your received date. Please do your best to try them on right away and let us know if you need an exchange, otherwise, used footwear is something we can not accept returns on or resell.
- Can I go hiking in these? Are they water proof?
Yes! Absolutely you can take these boots on your outdoor adventure and they will serve you well. (Gunslinger and Moctoe boots) Leather is naturally water resistant and these boots will be great for rainy days and light water exposure. If your looking to use them for constant water exposure or submersion we would recommend a simple waterproofing spray. Its always best to avoid saltwater and leather.
- How do I best take care of these boots?
The more you wear them, the better they will get! We recommend about ever 6 months to use a simple leather conditioning lotion, applying with a horse hair brush. This will help maintain the natural integrity and life of the leather.