Sizing Chart
Fits true to size
Runs 1/2
size small
Runs 1/2
size big
Slightly shorter
in length
Slightly larger in length
Heal extra roomy
Slightly wide
Slightly narrow
Very narrow toe area
Very rigid boot
Acadia
X
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
Boise
n
n
n
X
n
n
n
X
n
n
Campwood
X
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
Eagle
X
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
Garden
X
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
Jungle Moc
n
X
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
Magnum
X
n
n
n
n
X
n
n
n
n
Manistee
X
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
Midnight
X
n
n
n
n
X
n
n
n
n
Monarch
n
n
n
n
n
X
n
n
n
n
Odyssey
n
n
n
X
n
n
n
X
n
n
Polar Blast
n
X
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
X
Snake Boot
n
n
n
n
X
n
X
n
n
n
Superlight II
X
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
X
Note:
This is not a scientific evaluation of all of our footwear. The information provided is a collection of feedback from customers and friends who have tried on these styles. All comparisions are based on a average foot width. If you order a pair of boots and would like to add your imput to this data collection, please e-mail your coments to info@aillon.org. Thank you.

Choosing the right style boot:

  • Day Hiking Boots- These are inexpensive hiking boots designed for weekend camping trips or day hikes. They will be comfortable the moment you put them on and are typically fabric and leather so they are also breathable. For the casual outdoor and street use, these boots will serve you very well.
  • Hiking Boots-These can range from moderate to very expensive all leather or fabric and leather boots. Choose a boot based on your intended needs such as water-proof, good ankle support, breatablility, puncture resistant, or what ever your needs may be. Basically, the old saying is true, “You get what you pay for”. If you need a boot with all the bells and whistles and can hold up hiking over volcanic rock every day, then you need to pay the money for the right boot. If you hike a couple weeks a year or only on weekends, again your needs will be different.
  • Steel Toe- The women’s steel toe options are growing but still are far from extensive. Right now your chooses are work boots, tactical boots, and hiking boot all with steel toe or safety toe. Safety toes are basically the same thing but are not made of steelso that they can be worn by people working around electricity. Choose a boot depending on it’s use. Work boots for construction sites where you don’t hike but need the comfort and support. Hiking boots for field staff who need a hiking boot that can be worn into a construction site. Tactical boots are designed for military and peace officers.

General Boot Sizing Information:

  • You should generally choose a boot size a 1/2 size larger then your typical street wear shoes to compensate for thicker socks.
  • Always try on footwear with the socks that you intend to wear with them.
  • It is very important that the boots are not too short so that when you are walking on a decline your toes are not jammed into the front of the boot.
  • Remember that new all leather hiking boots are not going to be comfortable initially. They will require a break-in period before they become you next favorite boots.

 

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