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I have large feet. How do I purchase the best fitting work boots?

Having large feet can make finding well-fitting work boots a bit challenging, but there are some tips and considerations to help you find the best fitting steel caps for large feet.

Here's a step-by-step guide to purchasing work boots that will accommodate your large feet:


  1. Measure your feet accurately: Before you start shopping, measure both of your feet to determine their size. Feet can change in size and shape over time, so it's essential to have an up-to-date measurement. Measure the length and width of each foot to get the most accurate sizing.

  2. Look for brands that offer extended sizes: Not all shoe brands carry larger sizes, so start your search by looking for companies that specialize in work boots for people with larger feet. Elten safety footwear have a broader range of sizes, including wide and extra-wide options.

  3. Consider the type of work boots you need: Depending on your profession and work environment, you may require specific features like steel toes, waterproofing, insulation, or slip resistance. Make a list of the necessary features before you start shopping.

  4. Read reviews and ratings: Check online reviews and ratings for the boots you're interested in. Pay attention to feedback from customers with large feet, as they might provide valuable insights into how well the boots fit for those with similar sizing needs.

  5. Visit physical stores: While online shopping is convenient, visiting physical stores can be beneficial, especially when you have large feet. You can try on various boots and get expert advice from the store staff. Be sure to wear the socks you typically use for work to ensure a more accurate fit.

  6. Try different widths: Some brands offer boots in multiple width options, such as regular, wide, and extra-wide. Trying different widths can help you find a more comfortable fit.

  7. Consider custom or made-to-order boots: If you can't find suitable options in standard sizes, consider looking into custom-made or made-to-order work boots. This way, you can get a pair specifically tailored to fit your feet perfectly.

  8. Check the returns policy: Always review the return and exchange policy of the store or website where you plan to make the purchase. This is important in case the boots don't fit as expected.

  9. Break-in period: Keep in mind that even well-fitting safety boots and shoes may require some time to break in. Don't be discouraged if they feel a bit stiff or uncomfortable initially, as they may become more comfortable with regular wear.

  10. Invest in quality: Work boots are essential for your safety and comfort, especially if you wear them for long hours. Investing in a quality pair of ELTEN Germany steel caps may be more expensive upfront, but it can save you from discomfort and potential foot problems in the long run.

Remember, finding the best-fitting work boots may take some time and effort, but it's crucial for your comfort and well-being on the job. Taking the time to find the right pair will be worth it in the end.

Any further questions on large work boots or safety shoes? Just contact our friendly customer service team on 03 6161 3933 or

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