How do i choose the right shoe size?

It depends on the right shoe size, but how can I determine this? Especially when buying online, not always easy.

AROLLO generally applies: The specified shoe sizes correspond to the actual sizes. Ordering our Overknee and Thigh High boots it is not necessary to choose a size bigger or smaller. However, if you have an intermediate size, for example 38,5 then we recommend generally the next larger size, so size 39, to order. The slightly larger space can be compensated if necessary with an extra insole. Are the boots but too small remains only an exchange.

Sometimes it even happens that you do not know exactly which shoe size you have. In addition, shoe size charts are very helpful. Shoe size charts calculate footwear size based on foot length. So all you need to measure your bare foot from the heel to the big toe and then determine your shoe size.

What to look for when it comes to shoe size:

Pay attention to high quality materials. Leather is more breathable than plastic materials. Also, the inside of the boot should be made of leather. Since we sweat a lot, the leather absorbs or dissipates the moisture best.
If you buy Overknee boots for everyday wear, pay more attention to a round shape. Here, the toes have more space than tapered models.
A good non-slip sole made of leather or rubber is also an advantage.
When trying on your new Ovekrnees, keep in mind that your feet are thicker and more swollen in the evening than in the morning.
Especially in winter you should not try on our real leather Overknees immediately after delivery by the parcel service. The leather is often exposed for hours to very cold temperatures and, despite good packaging, shrinks. Unpack the boots so the leather can warm up for some time. Only then can you really tell if the boot fits or not.

Of course, we are always at your disposal for any questions about shoe sizes. You can use the live chat to contact us, send us an e-mail or just give us a call. We look forward to hear from you.



Last Update: 26. April 2018 • AROLLO Boots lexiconUncategorized

How to stretch genuine leather boots

How to stretch genuine leather boots. Many customers of genuine leather Overknee Boots know this problem. You received high quality leather boots. When drying them on it turns out that the shaft is a little bit too narrow. 

We from AROLLO Boots do have many years of experience in dealing with genuine leather boots.  Our team found out 2 methods which works out best to stretch the boots shaft.

Method 1: The shaft is just about 1 to 1,5cm too narrow. Perhaps you can not close the zipper fully. Here is how it works: Put on the boots. Put a towel into very hot water. Wring out the towel well. Place the towel around the narrow part. Leave it there until it is cold. Repeat this for several times. The leather gets warm and will stretch for 1 to 1,5cm in circumference. Do not worry, you can not damage the leather by doing this, as long as you wring out the towel really well. 

Method 2: You dried on the boots and you find out you need more then 1,5cm circumference. 2,5-3cm more would be perfect. In this case you need help from a profession shoemaker. Any profession shoemaker does have a stretching machine in his workshop. The boots are put into this machine. It is possible to stretch the whole shaft at his total length or just a part of it. The boots will stay for at least 2-3 days in this machine. The combination of a little bit power and heat is responsible for the perfect result.  With this method you reach 2,5 – 3cm extra circumference and it is very cheap. 

For all those Ladies and Gentlemen who needs more circumference AROLLO offers also boots made to measure. We can change the shaft into almost any circumference you need. Find out more about boots made to measure. 

Here some examples of stretched boots – made with Method 1:

Last Update: 31. August 2017 • AROLLO Boots lexicon