Get to know your foot

In order to choose the correct shoe, it’s essential you know your foot size. Measuring both length and width is a solid start for optimal comfort and fit. Additional factors such as toe angle, sock thickness, inner soles and lace adjustment ensures your shoes perfectly match your needs and preferances.


If you want to use ALFA’s foot scanner (find it on our product page), it’s important you know how to measure your feet.

1. Place a sheet of paper on the floor against the wall, remove your socks and place
your foot on the paper – ensure the heel is touching the wall.

2. Draw a draw line in front of your longest toe. The distance between the edge of the
paper and the line is the length of your foot. Measure both feet.

3. Find the correct size in the model’s size chart. It’s advisable to choose your size
based on your largest foot.  

Ideally, it’s best to measure your feet in the
afternoon as your feet will typically increase in size during the day due to weight bearing, warmth and activity.

Toes that point inwards / HALLUX VALGUS

In addition to measuring the length of your foot, you should be aware of your toe angle when you are choosing shoes. Up to 70% of women will
experience during their lifetime, that their toes, primarily the big toe, point inwards (hallux valgus). Hallux Valgus can impact the comfort and fit of your shoes, leading to health issues if it’s not taken care of.

To prevent hallux valgus, it’s important to have a wider toe box. An anatomical insole with a high arch can also give your toes better space and help correct the position of the big toe. See our anatomical insoles her.


When choosing the correct shoe size, you should be aware of your preference when it comes to sock thickness and extra pairs. Tight shoes are uncomfortable, and your feet can get colder, faster. In general we recommend thicker socks for our sturdy boots, such as hunting boots, to protect the foot and in winter shoes to keep your feet warm. We therefore recommend 1.3 – 2cm additional space in the toe box.


All feet are different and everyone has individual preferences. There are some adjustments you can
make yourself to adapt the shoes to your wishes and needs.

Anatomical insole

An anatomically constructed insole follows the foot's anatomy and gives you better support, stability and comfort. The structure in the arch of the foot helps to maintain the foot's natural arch, counteracts overpronation, lifts the forefoot so that the foot becomes narrower and reduces the chance of Hallux Valgus. The heel bed takes care of the foot's natural damping, stabilizes the foot and absorbs shock. Read more about our anatomically constructed insoles here.

Shoe lacing.

Use the lacing system actively to adapt the support you need to the terrain you travel in. As a rule, you will find four locking hooks on each boot. The lacing system makes it possible to lace tightly or loosely over the instep and ankle, independently of each other. In this way, you can individually adapt the lacing
to your foot and the terrain you move in.