It is of paramount importance that your boots fit as correctly as possible. A snug fit around the heel, minimum movement of your foot within the boot, and plenty of room for the toes to keep them from being squeezed or hit the front of the boot is crucial to a proper fit. The alternatives to perfect fitting boots are blisters and bruised toes, which can ruin an otherwise good hunting experience.
It is best to find a pair of boots that fit perfectly right off the shelf, but fortunately, it is also possible to adjust the fit somewhat using different insoles. It is vital that you wear the type of sock you intend to use in the field when you are trying the boots on.
Once you have purchased the boots, we recommend that you break them in, in advance of your hunting adventures. That process takes longer with leather boots than with boots made of synthetic materials. Breaking in the boots is essential because the new boots and the feet you put into them, to some extent, adjust to one another over time.