Blundstones are said to appeal to younger women. However, we disregard that opinion since they are rugged and comfortable enough to fit every gender at every age.
But what about the fitting? Generally speaking, Blundstones runs true to size, with a few exceptions. We shall elaborate more on those exceptions and the sizing guide of Blundstones in the following article.
Without further ado, let us get started.
- Fitting of Blundstones
Before you buy your pair of Blundstones, it is necessary to understand their sizing and fitting.
Blundstones styles are designed to be unisex, except for the women’s series, like High-Top and Heet boots.
All Blundstone boots have a loose fit with about two centimeters of a heel lift. Insoles can be added to the shoes for people who’d prefer a snug fit.
Author’s Note: The Kids and Youth styles in Blundstones come with extra insoles, thereby saving you additional expenses.
On the other hand, if you find them to be too tight, do not worry since Blundstones tend to stretch over time. Do note that they will not stretch in length but rather in width.
The length and width of the shoes should be considered. Consider walking around in them to determine the overall fitting.
For instance, if your big toe is coming in constant contact with the boot’s front, you’ve picked out the wrong size. It is suggested to keep at least ½” of space between the front of the boot and the toes.
You can determine your right size by sliding one finger between the heel and the boot. If there is enough space to accommodate your finger, you have the right size.
- Sizing Guide of Blundstones
Since Blundstones is an Australian brand based in Tasmania, the sizes might be written as per the AU/UK standards. However, the following tables will help you pick the right size for yourself.
The sizes printed on the boots will denote the AU/UK size. You can convert it for yourself with the help of the following tables.
Men’s Size Chart
|Men’s US Size||Men’s AU/UK Size||Men’s EU Size|
Women’s Size Chart
|Women’s US size||Women’s AU/UK Size||Women’s EU Size|
Youth’s Size Chart
|Youth’s US Size||Youth’s AU/UK Size||Youth’s EU Size|
When To Size Up or Down with Blundstone Shoes?
- While most Blundstones are true to size, something might require going up or down.
- For example, the models with rounded, v-shaped, or chiseled toes will require a different fit than your regular size.
- Chisel toes will fit longer than your usual Blundstones. If you are planning to buy them, we suggest going down a half or full size, as per your convenience.
- The High Top shoes might fit snug, so we suggest going one size up. You can also wait for them to stretch out, but it’ll be time-consuming, and the comfort after that is not guaranteed.
How Can You Fix The Wrong Size?
- What if you’ve already picked out the wrong size? Well, that can be fixed as well.
- In case your shoes are too roomy, you can consider buying separate insoles. This will get you a more snug fit.
- If you feel pressure in the instep of the boots, especially around the “v-stitching,” do not worry; it will go away after a few days.
- On the other hand, if your Blundstone boots fit snug around the ankle, you might feel some pressure over the instep. But this can be stretched over time.
- It must be noted that Blundstones will stretch by width, not by length.
- Should Blundstones fit tight?
- Blundstones have a snug fit, especially around the ankles. If they are roomy, they might come off while walking. You can also get a better and tighter bit by adding insoles.
- Are Blundstone half sizes just wider?
- Blundstones half sizes are only wider. They have nothing to do with the length. If the shoe size fits perfectly as per the length but not per width, we suggest choosing its half size.
All in all, Blundstones are here to stay due to their quality, durability, and comfort. As far as the size is concerned, you can rely on the tips and sizing chart mentioned above. .
Feel free to take this article as your reference the next time you go out to buy Blundstone shoes. With the right size, your Blundstones will stay with you, even when you walk on the harshest roads!
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