Thursday boots sizing are half a size too large, so you should size down to ensure your best fit.
Customers say Thursday Boot Company manufactures comfortable boots at fair prices, but there’s one issue: if you’re not a New Yorker, you need your shoe size to order a pair online. Physical stores only exist in New York.
Many shoe-enthusiasts hold Thursday boots in high-regard but aren’t always sure about Thursday boots sizing.
So, let’s go through Thursday boots sizing and find your best fit.
Thursday Boots Size Charts
Customers state that Thursday boots run a half size too large. For this reason, check out the charts below for the equivalent Thursday boots sizes in US, EU and UK sizing.
Men’s Thursday Boots Size Chart
|Thursday Boots||US Size||EU Size||UK Size|
|8||8.5||41 – 42||8|
|9||9.5||42 – 43||9|
|10||10.5||43 – 44||10|
|11||11.5||44 – 45||11|
|12||12.5||45 – 46||12|
Women’s Thursday Boots Size Chart
|Thursday Boots||US Size||EU Size||UK Size|
Thursday Boots’ Width Sizing
There are no exact measurements for Thursday boots’ width sizing. The company states that the boots are all in standard width sizes, unless specified otherwise.
If you have difficulty figuring out what shoe width sizes mean, you can check out that article for tips and tricks.
Correct Shoe Fitting: Tips and Tricks
Unfortunately, Thursday Boot Company doesn’t provide a chart relating shoe size to foot length.
As shoe sizes related to foot length can vary, we’ve compiled a few tips to help you get the right fit.
Wear Correct Socks
What kind of socks will you be wearing with your Thursday boots?
If you plan on wearing them only in winter, you’ll be wearing thicker socks—so try on a pair of boots you already own and see if they fit well. If the boots are too tight, consider sizing up half a size when you purchase Thursday boots.
However, if you want to wear the boots in summer and not winter, stick to checking your size with thin socks. The same protocols apply—if the current boots you own don’t fit, size up or down accordingly.
Check Your Size At Night
Your feet swell during the day as you put pressure on them and walk around. Because of this, check your shoe size at night or in the evening.
At the end of a long day, put on a pair of boots you already own and see how they fit. If they’re too tight, size up with your Thursday boots.
Checking Your Thursday Boots Fit
So you’ve ordered your Thursday boots and aren’t sure if they fit right.
Check out these tips and tricks to check whether you’ve found the perfect fit or you need to return your Thursday boots.
General Size Check Tests
Before you do anything, pull out the removable insole and measure it against your foot by stepping on it.
If there’s any overhang at the front, back or sides, then the shoe doesn’t fit. You need to size up.
Index Finger Check
Can you slip your finger down the back of the boot, behind your heel?
If not, then it’s definitely too tight.
If you can, but it’s a tight squeeze, it may still be too tight, but you should walk in the boots for a few hours and see if you find this uncomfortable.
If the boots are tall, you need to use a stick the same size as your finger to get down behind the heel. Be sure to use a stick with a blunt or a smooth, rounded edge!
The thumb check is to check both the length and width’s fit. At the front, you should be able to push down with the width of your thumb ahead of your longest toe. If you can’t, then the boots are too small.
As you walk, your feet naturally slide forward. You can’t afford to have them squishing against the boots, else it’ll get uncomfortable, painful and annoying.
Next, apply the same test to the boot sides. Your thumb doesn’t need to be flat here, but you should be able to get the side of your thumb pressed to the footbed from the outside.
Walking and Tightness Test
Once you’ve established that your boots pass the tests above, it’s time to lace up and get walking.
Walk around for a while in your house. This doesn’t mean take a tour of your house and if the boots feel fine, keep them. It means really walk in the boots.
Go about your daily business. Cook, clean, put on some music and dance. If your boots hurt, they’re no good—you need a bigger size.
However, if your feet seem to be sliding around a lot inside the boots, then you may need to size down.
Be aware that your boots should be at least a little tight. Length and width-wise, they shouldn’t be tight—but the upper should be snug against the top of your foot. It’s part of the Thursday boots’ design.
What Happens if My Boots Don’t Fit?
If your boots are too small, it’s not the end of the world.
Read-up on how to make shoes smaller. It’s also easy to make overly large shoes fit better by wearing thick socks or by stuffing the toes.
However, it’s still safer to ensure your boots fit before committing to them, for several reasons.
If Too Big …
If your boots are too large, your feet are free to slip and slide around in them. This is dangerous for walking and running. You could trip, roll your ankle or get blisters, especially on the heel below the Achilles tendon.
If you’ve read our post on the effects of wearing shoes that are too big, you’ll know there’s worse out there. Blisters and tripping are just the beginning!
If Too Small …
Your shoes being too small is perhaps even worse than too large. There’s a long list of issues that crop up with tight-fitting shoes:
- Bunions: Large, painful lumps that appear on the side of your foot, at the base of the big toe.
- Corns: Excruciating calluses that appear all over the foot, including between the toes.
- Hammertoe: When redistricted, the toes curl naturally, but in hammertoe, this occurs even when the feet are bare—corns often accompany hammertoe.
- Crossover toe: Here, the toes cross over each other and stay that way, even when barefooted.
- Ingrown toenail: Your toenails don’t have room to grow if placed under constant pressure, resulting in ingrown toenails.
Avoid these issues and more by wearing shoes that fit—always go too big over too small if you can’t find an exact fit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do Thursday Boots Fit True To Size?
No, Thursday boots don’t fit true to size. Thursday boots fit half a size larger in US sizing, so get a half-size smaller than you usually take. However, for UK buyers, Thursday boots sizing is accurate to UK sizing when stated in US sizes.
Should Boots Fit Tight or Loose?
Some boots, like Thursday boots, are supposed to fit snugly. However, many brands are also made to fit looser than regular shoes. Check with the manufacturer for clearer answers, and never wear shoes that are too tight or too loose.
Should Your Heel Move in Boots?
Your heel moving a little in new boots is normal, but this should stop once you break them in. This is because the leather will mold to your feet and provide a comfortable, custom fit.
Thursday Boots Sizing; The Bottom Line
The size charts above will help you select the correct-sized Thursday boot. Remember, they’re generally half a size too big in US sizing. If you’re from the UK, then the boots’ sizing matches yours, and it’s a simple purchase.
Be sure to check the fit as soon as the boots arrive so you can get a swift refund. Don’t settle for boots that don’t fit!
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