They'll fit you like a glove and provide you with
the level of comfort you've probably never had in a boot or a shoe.
While some boot makers define 'custom-fit' by finding the nearest
size, Wesco boot makers rely on nine decades of experience and the
most precise measuring process in the industry. Accurate measuring is
vitally important to building boots that perform well. We use the
exact measurements you send us to make a pattern. From this pattern,
we form the shoe last. Keep in mind the fit of the leg in the fit of
the foot are of equal importance. A custom boot should conform to the
exact contours of both your foot and leg. Customers with slimmer or
larger calves have a difficult time finding pull-on or tall lace-up
boots that fit properly. They are thrilled to learn we cut the upper
portion to the boot so that it fits perfectly. Building the custom fit
last is critically important in our shoe making process because it
plays so many roles in the overall fit and design of the boot. Almost
from the beginning and through to the finish, the last remains inside
the boot. This allows each step of the boots construction to be
completed while retaining the original shape and dimensions of the
foot portion. It is only when the boot has gone through all 155 steps
that the last, its job completed, is removed and the boot can stand
alone as a finished product.
To begin, you'll need a designated person to take your measurements.
For the sake of accuracy, don't try to take the measurements yourself.
Before you start measuring, take just a minute and read through all
the instructions. It helps you and your helper to know what the
process involves. If you'll be wearing orthotics in your boots, please
give us a quick call before you start measuring.
Okay, gather your tools:
Put on your socks and pull them snug. Grab your Wesco custom fit form and a
pencil. Sit down on a chair or bench. Put the custom fit form down
flat on your board or solid surface. Place the heel of your right foot
where the right heel is indicated on the custom fit form. Scoot
forward and bend your knee slightly forward. You're now ready to get
foot and leg measurements. Take your time, because accuracy is key to
a proper fit.
The first measurement is a foot tracing. Begin with your right foot.
Have your helper trace carefully around your foot, creating an
outline. We need a single, clean line. Make sure the pencil is held
straight up at all times. This is critical. If the pencil is tipped to
the side, even slightly, the pattern for your boot will not be
Next we'll need three specific foot measurements: behind the
ball of your foot, your instep, and at the base of your heel. Pivot
your foot up at the heel without moving your foot off the tracing
outline and slide the measuring tape right under it. Place the
measuring tape right behind the ball of your foot. Pull it snug, not
tight, around your foot. Make a note of it. There's a space provided
for this measurement at the bottom of the custom fit form. Make a mark
on the foot tracing exactly where the tape is placed.
Measurement of your instep is next. Place the measuring tape around
your instep. Pull it snug. Make a mark on the foot tracing exactly
where the tape is placed. Record your instep circumference measurement
in the space provided. Take the measuring tape and now place it around
the base of the heel. Again, make sure the tape is wrapped snug.
Record this measurement on the custom fit form in the space provided.
Now we'll need your right leg measurements. Begin by pulling the tape
snug around your ankle, just above the ankle bone. Write it down in
the space provided. If you know you'll be wearing your pants inside
your boots please take two sets have leg circumference measurements:
one set that includes the pant legs in the measurement and one that
After the ankle bone, measure the part of your leg that is 7 inches
from the ground. Take the next measurement two inches up from the last
one, and continue a two-inch intervals and until you are up to the
boot height you are ordering or may order in the future. Make sure all
of your measurements are written down in the space provided on the
You've finished measuring your right foot and leg. Measure your left
foot and leg the same way, recording the measurements as you go.
Please, don't assume your right and left feet and legs are the same.
This isn't always the case. In fact, please make a special note if any
irregularities or unique characteristics regarding either one or both
feet. This includes bunions, hammertoes, high instep, flat feet,
bumps, protrusions, or feet that differ in size and/or width, etcetera.
Remember, take your time. If we're going to build a pair of boots that fit you, let's get it right.
Once we have your measurements, we'll keep them on file for your next pair of boots or to rebuild your old pair back to almost like new.
You're all done with measuring.
Now for the best part: choosing the style you want, the color and kind of leather, and any special detailing that will make your new Wescos exactly the way you want them.