Le Chameau Size Guide: Getting the right fit

Ensuring you get the right fit is always important especially when it comes to footwear. You want to make sure that you can feel comfortable wearing them, whether it’s for a short walk or all-day long. With Le Chameau, you can be assured of comfortable and long-lasting footwear designed to support your foot in all the right places. The sleek curves, individual calf sizes and special fits in some styles, means that Le Chameau can offer a truly personalized fit. But it can be a daunting task finding what fits best; Ladies, Men’s, Unisex, size up or size down?

Le Chameau have researched and measured many feet to work out the average foot size, and from there, decide style, fitting, comfort and material in order to make the best rubber boots.

Here at Philip Morris & Son, we want you to make the right decision when it comes to investing in a pair of Le Chameau footwear so we’ve made this handy guide to help you out.

You may have noticed that Le Chameau do 3 styles; LadiesMen’s and Unisex. Whilst they all have typical stereotypes to their names, it does not mean that you can’t have Men’s because you are a female. Besides no-one will be able to tell the difference! These are simply different variations based on lots of research to get the truest fit, so you can get what is right for you.

So, what’s the difference?

When people ask “What’s the difference between men’s and women’s?”, we normally say that women’s boots have a slimmer profile, this means that the instep is more fitted and the calf width is slimmer. To show you the difference, we paired some men’s and women’s Vierzonord boots so you can see the comparison…

Whilst the ladies’ footwear looks rather snug, Le Chameau believes that a well and truly fitted pair of boots require the assistance of a boot jack to remove them. You will discover many people comment on how well supported around the foot a pair of Le Chameau boots can be. Furthermore, to add to Le Chameau’s theory, we advise using a boot jack with all footwear to prevent kick damage to the heel and for extending the quality of life for your boots.

The biggest difficulty we encounter when finding the right pair of boots for our customers is getting the right calf size and we can assure you that you are not alone! Based on the average foot sizing with Le Chameau, ladies’ footwear tends to have a calf circumference approximately between 37-39cm depending on the boot. Whilst the men’s calf average between 39-46cm. Boots with an adjustable side gusset, like the Vierzonord, give more leeway and support giving you control of the fit. Boots without this feature, such as the zipped Chasseur boots can vary from 41cm, 44cm and even 46cm calf sizes in some styles.

Here’s a chart guide providing calf sizes for some of your favourites. If you can’t see the boots you’re looking for then please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help.

To ensure you get the right size, follow these steps for measuring your calf.

  1. Take a seat, that’s the easy part!
  2. Ensure you have bare legs
  3. Make sure your knee is positioned at a 90-degree angle
  4. Measure around the widest part of your calf
  5. Add 2cm to take jeans and socks into account

Foot Size

So, you’ve got the right style and calf width now but what about foot size? Le Chameau recommend taking your normal foot size when choosing their footwear. But if in doubt, and you normally take a half size, then it’s better to take the larger size as it will always be more comfortable than a boot that is too small a size. If you’re considering wearing thicker socks, then Le Chameau boots are generous enough to allow these to be worn with your normal foot size. To help make your decision slightly easier you should note that the choice of lining, whether it’s neoprene, leather or cotton, has no impact on the fit and size of the boot.

You’ll also notice that Le Chameau footwear come in EU sizes and some styles have different conversions to our UK sizing. Therefore, we advise checking the individual size guides available on our product pages to help get the correct size for you!

If our handy guide has helped you decide which boot is right for you, then why not head over to our website where we have a huge range of Le Chameau footwear just waiting for you!

If you’re overwhelmed by all this information, then please do not despair! Our customer service team is only a phone call away, so please get in touch and will be happy to answer any questions you might still have.


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  1. My calf measures 32cm over jodhpurs and long socks. I think the vierzonord will be too big fir me although I like the style. If too wide at the top hay, shavings, etc get into the boot – this is the problem I am having with my present boots. How tight can the buckle be tightened and still look ok?

    • Hi Anne,
      Thank you for your comment.
      The Vierzonord can be tightened to approximately 35cm but this may slightly vary depending on thickness of socks and trousers. The gusset itself has got a slit to allow it to be tightened so it won’t look out of place when tightened. We hope this helps. 🙂

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  3. Hi.
    I have narrow feet, taking a AA fit. Which style would work best.

    • Hi L Farrall,

      Sorry about the delay in replying to your message. The ladies Le Chameau wellington boots have a slimmer profile and therefore you may find that these are better suited for your feet. If you require any further information on a particular style of Le Chameau footwear, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    • I also have AA width feet and Le Chameau ladies are the only wellington boots that fit me without slipping round my heels. They also have great grip on the soles. I bought mine a couple of years ago after an extensive search and love them.

  4. Paul Robinson

    I have size 7 but very wide would i need a larger size

    • Hi Paul,

      Thanks for messaging us. With regards to Le Chameau footwear, the wellingtons are designed to mould your feet and calf for the best comfort so you may find these to be snug fitting. However it is always best to try your true size and then you can always go up or down a size from there to get the best fit. We hope this helps!

  5. Hello, could you provide some advice on the height of the boot? I have short legs! Thanks

    • Hi Sarah,
      Thank you for taking the time to comment on our blog! Please could you confirm which boot, and what size, you are enquiring about and we will obtain a measurement for you.

  6. My calves are 39cms wide. I would love a pair of rouge/cherry wellies. Could you advise me on what model to go with please?

    • Hi Ellie,
      Thank you for taking the time to comment on our blog. The Le Chameau ladies wellington boots have a calf size of approx 38cm so you may find the brand new Iris boot suitable but if you prefer something adjustable then the Vierzon range would be ideal as you can control the fitment. Regrettably, these are not available in rouge/cherry but I have provided a link for the Iris wellington boots if these are of interest:

      We hope this helps but please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any more information.

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