Selecting the right size when purchasing a safety shoe or work boot is crucial for precision fit and comfort.
ELTEN sizing runs LARGER than the average sneaker or local work boot brand.
Hence the rule of thumb: If you haven't ordered with us or any other Made-In-Germany brands (N.B. Adidas, Puma, etc might not manufacture in Germany...) brand before, order a size down from your normal runners, sneakers or current work boots.
If rule of thumb does not convince you, just measure your foot from your heel across to the top of your big toe and compare your "Heel-to-Toe" length with our sizing charts below.
|UNISEX / MALE EU||Size Heel-to-Toe foot length|
|LADIES' FIT EU||Size Heel-to-Toe foot length|
5 Steps To Measuring Your Feet Accurately For Work Boots That Fit.
This is the most accurate time of day to measure your feet.
Ideally, you should be standing instead of sitting during measurements. As this also affects the size of the feet. Ask for assistance if possible.
Upon measuring, place the foot on a tape measure and measure it from the heel to the longest toe. The measurement from the heel to the longest toe is your shoe size.
Do not rely on left or right. Always measure both feet as differences in length are common. A difference of 3 mm in length, give or take, is quite normal.
Always make your shoe purchases according to the longest foot! Use our shoe size chart to compare foot length and shoe size. If you’re halfway between two sizes, always go up. Also note: No need to add extra length for more space, our recommendation is generous with space - stick to the measurement.
Measuring Your Feet With The Paper Method
If you are unsure of the size you normally wear in any of those 'Sizing Types', then measuring your feet length will provide a guide as to what size footwear you need to order. Follow the simple guide below, measure 'both feet'. You will most likely find one foot is slightly longer than the other, which is quite normal. Then find your boot size on our size chart by comparing your foot measurement. Please be aware that all boot and shoe manufacturer sizes vary slightly, and sometimes even vary between styles from the same manufacturer. So using this information is not foolproof and should be used as a guide only.