Reviewed by Redding Boot Nut from Redding, CA on Tuesday, July 8, 2014
These are outstanding boots providing one can manage to get their foot inside the boot!! Although the Sierra provided description for achieving a proper fit indicates choosing 1/2 size smaller (which is likely from Nocona, as I saw the same suggestion seen on their web site), myself and some other buyers have found the opposite to be true. I normally wear an 8 1/2 D sized boot and depending on the toe shape of the boot, sometimes an 8 D.
To make a long story short, I started out trying an 8 D, which I wasn't even close to being able to get on with my particular foot shape. I next tried and 8 1/2 D, and managed to get them on with a thin sock after some struggling; however, once they were on, the fit was outstanding and very comfortable to walk around with! Several months later, I liked the boots so much, I ordered a second pair in 8 1/2 D, but had to exchange them for a 9 D size to enable getting them on my foot. It finally dawned on me that, the real problem is the shape of my particular foot (very high instep with D width), which results in too much blockage when I try to get my foot crammed thru the boot shaft, where-upon, the heel of my foot contacts the rear of the shaft while the top of my high arch contacts the front portion of the lower boot shaft, and simultaneously, the ball of my foot has contacted the inner sole of the boot; i.e., the geometry of this particular boot style/shape just doesn't supply enough available area to accommodate a very high instep plus a D width! If one has a relatively narrow foot, this will likely not occur as the area required to get one's foot thru the lower boot shaft region will decrease with a narrower foot shape.
Bottom Line, for people having a D foot Width AND a HIGH Arch, an Increase in the boot size from 1/2 to a full size may be required to enable getting the boot on ones foot!! Once the boots are on the foot, they are very comfortable to wear, which is why I purchased an extra pair.
Reviewed by Redding Boot Nut from California on Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Ordered a set of these boots several months ago and wearing themso much dthat that I ordered a second backup pair; however, the second pair ihas been returned/replaced because the leather was too dry/stiff to alllow me t o get my high instep foot into the left boot.
Reviewed by Carson from Ohio on Tuesday, April 1, 2014
I was looking for a lighter colored boot and found it in the Crazy Horse. The high quality of these boots is what you would expect from Nocona. They are very comfortable from the time you first put them on and fit is true to size.