Unsure of your fit? Rest assured that you can successfully measure yourself from home in under 5 minutes (98% of people measure themselves correctly, and for the few who don’t, we offer free Returns and Remakes—how great is that?!). Follow these simple steps and you’ll be on your way to a comfortable fit that’s universally applied to all our footwear.
If you’re a Standard shoe size, you don’t need to learn how to measure yourself for Poppy Barleys—our shoes fit true to size and are sold in standard US sizing.
We offer Women’s sizes 5 – 12 and Men’s size 5 – 15 in most of our products.
If you are unsure of your foot size or between sizes we encourage you to measure your foot width to see if you’ve been sizing up or down to accommodate a wide or narrow foot. More often than not, people choose the US shoe size they are most accustomed to wearing, and take the opportunity to adjust for foot width if they fall into a wide or narrow measurement and think it will be more comfortable.
The most reliable way to get an accurate foot size measurement is to be measured on a brannock. We recommend visiting a Poppy Barley location or popup in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver or Toronto, or head down to your local shoe store to get measured.
While standing, measure the circumference around the ball of your foot at its widest point. Usually this is from the bone just below your little toe to the bone just below your big toe.
In a seated position with your feet firmly on the floor and your legs bent at a 90-degree angle, wrap the measuring tape around the widest point of your calf.
To find the widest point of your calf, slide the measuring tape up and down your calf to confirm the widest point.
If you are over a calf girth measurement (e.g. 37.25 or 37.5 cm) we recommend you round up to the nearest calf girth measurement (38 cm) to make sure you can get your boots zipped up. Remember, leather is a natural material that relaxes over time. If you’d like to tuck jeans into your boots, measure yourself over your jeans.
Sit with your knees at 90-degree angle and your feet flat on floor. On the side of your leg, hold the measuring tape 2.5 cm / 1 inch below your crease. Pull the measuring tape straight down to the floor.
Ensure your chosen boot height is below the crease of the knee, otherwise your boots will not be comfortable when the knee is bent.
- Always measure both legs and both feet, as it’s common to find a difference in measurements. Choose the larger measurement.
- For all measurements, ensure your measuring tape is snug, but not constricting.
- The measurements you submit are not the final measurements of your footwear. Our expert pattern makers use the measurements you submit as a guide.
- We are committed to getting you into a pair of Poppy Barley shoes you love and offer free Returns and Remakes if the size isn’t quite right.