Get a Good Fit With Our Thorogood Boots Sizing Tips

Are you looking at Thorogood boots for your next footwear purchase? Have you wondered about Thorogood boots sizing?

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When you change a brand of boots, it can be difficult to know whether they will fit the same as the ones you’re used to. This can especially be the case with a brand such as Thorogood. They offer so many different styles of boots, it can be hard to know which size you need.

We will delve into their sizing chart and give you some tips, to make sure you get the right ones for your feet.


Thorogood Boots Sizing Chart

Thorogood offers many ranges of boots. There are long and short lace-up boots, pull on boots and slip on shoes, and boots with safety toe caps. These come in a range of men’s and women’s sizes, and different width fittings.

You can find a printable size chart here, which you can place your foot on to find your ideal size. Just follow the directions given.

The sizes offered start from 5 through 14 for men, with four width fittings, from narrow through to extra wide. Ladies are catered for with sizes from 4 through 12 and also have four width fittings from narrow to extra wide.

Thorogood work boots sizes cover the needs of many professions. From military boots and roofing boots, to safety boots or fire boots.


How Do Thorogood Boots Fit?

On the whole, these boots fit as expected and are true to size. This means no guesswork sizing up or down. Your regular shoe size should fit.

This applies whether you are choosing from the Moc Toe lace-up work boot or American Heritage roofers boots, as well as any other boots from the Thorogood ranges.



Tips for Fitting Thorogood Boots

Now we’ve ascertained that there are assorted styles in the Thorogood catalog. Let’s give you some fitting tips for some of the ones you’ll come across. This will make it easier for you to get a good fitting boot.


Lace Up Styles

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  • Try your boots on while wearing the socks you would use every day with them. Trying them on with socks that are too thick means they could end up too big in the long run. Socks that are too thin will leave you with a tight boot in cold weather, when you wear thicker ones for warmth.
  • Do you have issues with your feet which means you have an orthotic in your shoes? If so, take this with you when you try on your boots. Likewise, take any insoles you plan to wear with your boots. Both of these take up room in your boots and will affect how they fit.
  • Warm weather or standing for long periods can cause your feet to swell.
  • Trying on boots first thing in the morning when your legs and feet have been rested all night is not a good idea,either. Aim for boot shopping towards the end of the day.
  • You wouldn’t buy a car without taking it for a spin around the block. Similarly, you shouldn’t buy boots without testing them out first. Lace them up and go walkabout in the store, or around the home if you have ordered online.
  • Talking about lacing, there are different ways you can lace up boots to help them fit better. You can relieve pressure on the toes or middle of the foot by skipping eyelets. This video shows you some of the ways this can be done.

  • In lace-up styles, your heel should be firmly seated in the boot and shouldn’t slip.
  • Your toes can be prone to blisters or corns if there isn’t enough room for them. Ideally, you shouldn’t feel pressure from the boot or any seams on your toes. Give them a wiggle to make sure you can move them about and they aren’t crowded or squeezed.


Pro Tips

Take out the insole from the boot to measure if there is enough room for your toes. When you stand on it you should have about a quarter-inch space in front of your largest toe.

With longer boots, make sure you don’t lace them too tight up against the legs. This can cause discomfort and might rub against your calves.


Pull-On Boots

The same tips apply here as we have outlined for lace-up boots—take your socks and insoles and try them on at the end of the day. Toes should have room and not feel pinched. These additional tips will help you find a good fit for pull-on boots:

  • Your foot should not slip easily into the boot. On the other hand, you shouldn’t have to force it in. Gentle pressure is needed to push your foot through the heel section into the main body of the boot.
  • Once your foot is in the boot, the instep should feel secure, but not tight. If you can pinch excess material at this point, the boots may be too big.
  • A small amount of heel slip is quite normal for pull-on boots. It should only be about a quarter-inch maximum, though. Once you have broken your boots in and the soles aren’t as stiff, then the heel slip should stop.


Pro Tip

Just as a little pressure is needed to put the boot on, it should also take a little effort to take it off again.


Safety Toe Caps

If you choose a boot which has a steel or composite toe cap, you need to ensure your foot is in the right place in the boot. Thorogood boots tend to be quite generous in the toe region. Here are some tips to ensure your toes are protected but not aggravated:

  • The ball of your foot should line up with the widest part of the boot.
  • The flex point in the sole of the boot should be just behind the base of your toes. Squat down so your foot bends, and make sure it flexes at this point and doesn’t pinch.


Pro Tip

Protective toe caps are generally larger in the toe area. Make sure your toes are not too far back or they won’t be protected if something heavy falls on your foot.


Rounding It Up

Thorogood boots come in such an array of styles and sizes, finding some to fit is unlikely to be a problem. Using the tips and tricks we have given you means you can make sure your feet will be comfy all day long. Just remember, your boots should always feel close fitting, but not tight.

Whether it’s lace-ups, pull ons or safety boots, a good fit is essential. After all, no-one likes blisters, corns or calluses on their feet. Following our steps for fitting your boots could make these a thing of the past.

Now you know Thorogood boots sizing, head out and find a pair to suit you. We hope you enjoyed our guide and found it useful. Please leave us a comment with any thoughts you may have about Thorogood boots, and don’t forget to share.


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