It can be extremely frustrating when the boots you have ordered don’t fit. Either they are too small, too big or just maybe too tight. Then you return them only to find out that your size was the last pair and you have to replace them with totally different boot. To avoid this we are going to share some tips of how you could get the best possible fit when ordering a pair of football boots.
This option does need some extra work, but can quarantee good fitting shoes The trick is easy. First you look the e-shop to see what they offer and find the boots that intrest you. Then you go to nearest sports store which offers that same boot, try it on and find the right size. If that store doesn’t have the specific shoe then you can also try the take-downs or higher end variations, because the size difference between boots in one specific silo is very little. Once you have found the right size you can go back to home and finish the order.
But why do I have to order a pair when I can just purchase a pair at that sports store?
Of course you can buy your pair from the shop, but the prices on the e-store are often surprisingly lower. Sometimes being as low as -50% from the original price. Also the variety of the e-shop is often much bigger than the one on the physical store, because it is easier to specialize into one sport only.
This option can be carried out without leaving the house and using only some basic household items like paper, pencil and some kind of measuring device. As you probably guessed, we are going to measure our feet. Just put on the socks you most probably will wear when playing, step on a paper and trace the outline of your foot while holding the pencil 90 degrees when compared to floor. The most important is to get the length of your foot, because this determines the size of the boot. Every manufacturer has a bit different sizing, so the number may vary in European, US or UK sizes, but one which is almost always the same is the size in centimeters. In GlobalSoccerStore.com you can see the boot length in centimeters, just click on the product, find the size numbering selection and pick “cm”. This makes it really easy for us to measure our foot and determine the size. Always remember to add 0.5 centimeters to the end result. This assures that there is enough space for the foot to move when playing in them.
Other important aspect is to measure the witdh of your foot, because not all boots will fit everyone. For example Nike Mercurial is quite narrow in cut and mostly fits only narrow-feet players. But the boot like Nike Tiempo, which is made out of leather, can stretch a lot and suit many different foot types. So, before buying you should find out if the boot you want to order is rather wide or narrow. At our e-shop GlobalSoccerStrore.com there is a filter option where you can select the width of your foot and search engine finds boots with those requirements. Too see if your feet are narrow, wide or normal, check out the chart in the end of this post.
Even though the measuring method isn’t as reliable as the trying on one, it is much more better than pure guessing. If you order a pair of football boots from GlobalSoccerStore.com you can change them for a differnt size if they don’t fit you. But our main aim is to deliver the best available size for you in the first try!