Mail order – Fitting your Courteney footwear.
Courteney manufactures in English full and genuine half sizes, and your local stockist will guide you. However, many footwear manufacturers make promises that are impossible to keep. Feet are not made by machines. Everyone’s feet are different, and more often than not the left foot is different from the right. We can be helpful in determining your Courteney size and provide you with measuring instructions, but the more input you give from your own experience and from what stands at the bottom of your wardrobe, the more likely we are to be successful.
Fitting footwear: the toes should be able to move freely within the toe box without touching the end of the boot. The foot should not be able to slide back and forth.
- Mens English sizes 4 – 14.5
- Ladies English sizes 3 – 9
Half sizes: Although many, if not most, footwear manufacturers only give you the extra half size in the joint measurement (girth) in order to save on mould costs, Courteney half sizes are genuine – our lasts increase by 1/4” in girth and 1/6” in length between each full and half size.
We commonly make different sized pairs. Landmines, polio and motorcycle accidents account for the majority of pairs with greatly differing sizes, but few people are symmetrical – many have feet that are a half size different. Provided you have tried on the boots and established which size for each foot, we will custom make a pair for you. However, they are non-returnable so we do recommend a fitting first.
As we age our feet tend to splay. Going up a half size is recommended.
Always take thick socks into account.
Remember – these charts should be used as a guide only. As we have said above, the more input you give from your own experience and from what stands at the bottom of your wardrobe, the more likely we are to be successful.