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Sizing Assurance


Sizing Assurance: → Worried about your boots not fitting? Rest assured, no footwear EVER leaves our workshop without us working together to get your best Dayton fit. We have professional sizers that will contact you after your purchase to confirm your order and correct Dayton size. Like any footwear company, we have standard sizes and we want to make sure you are put into the best of these for you.

Are you hard to fit? We also offer fully custom or bespoke sizing and lasts at competitive rates.


 Download PDF Sizing instructions here

There are a few things you should know about our boots...

Instruction for Proper Self Measurement - figure 1

for most of our sixty-plus years in business, the Dayton Boot Co. outfitted predominantly men, hence, the sizes listed are men's sizes. Have no fear ladies, these boots fit you equally well. Depending on the style of boot, ladies generally fit 1.5 to 2 sizes down. In other words, if you are a ladies size 7 you should fit a 5.5 or 5 in Dayton sizing. Many of our Lasts (the forms the boots are made on) were created 40-50 years ago and were created large, because men were wearing 2 or 3 pairs of socks due to having to work in extreme outdoor conditions. Most men fit about 1/2 to a full size down from other brands.

If you are ordering for the first time please follow these instructions. Please measure your foot while wearing the sock you would normally wear using a cloth dressmakers tape measure. This will ensure that your measurements are accurate.

1. With cloth tape measure drawn snug but not tight, measure around your foot and leg at points indicated on drawing (fig.1).

2. Ball should be measured over large joint of big toe and little toe (it will be slightly diagonal).

3. Instep should be measured straight around at a point just as the foot starts to curve to the leg.

4. Heel should be measured with tape at the middle of the curve of heel and the curve of foot to leg.

5. Ankle should be measured just above the ankle joint at smallest part of leg (approx. 6" from floor).

Instruction for Proper Self Measurement - figure 2

6. When measuring the length of your foot, (fig.2) begin by placing the tape in the middle of the heel. Draw the tape alongside the outside of your heel and then measure in a straight line to the tip of your big toe.


*Lastly compare your recorded measurements one foot against the other. If there is a large variance between feet, re-measure that point again. Please be sure to add any comments regarding your feet; sores or deformities, and more importantly, what size and kind of running shoes are you wearing now?

Download PDF Sizing instructions here