It's best to wear your socks and breeches when taking measurements.
Stand with a slightly bent leg. Have your friend measure from the back of the knee – in the crease, directly down to the floor where your heel reaches the floor. (We find it best to bend your leg at the angle you ride with as people that ride with a short stirrup prefer a shorter boot than those that ride with a long leg.)
Taking your calf width measurement
It's best to stand up to take this measurement. Have your friend measure the widest point of your calf (as above, middle image) and take the measurement. Most people have one calf wider than the other so don't forget to measure both calves :)
Your foot size
This is your usual European shoe size (check your current shoes most will list US, UK and EU size - you want the EU size. Alternatively click here to view the shoe size conversion chart.) Please note Deniro are on the large size so if you are between sizes you will probably want the smaller of the two. We are more than happy to measure along the outside sole of the boot if you would like to compare it to your current boots.
You now have your three measurements; calf height, calf width and shoe size.
As it can take a little while for the boots to drop, you may want to wear heel lifts to prevent discomfort and allow the boots to drop naturally. You'll find those here.
At Ashbree Saddlery we understand that buying long boots is an investment and we are always happy to help :) If you have any queries or need further instructions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Please measure carefully, made to order items are not returnable.
If you have any questions at all please don't hesitate to ask, we are always happy to help.
Here's a few pointers to help ensure you get the correct measurement.
- Have a friend do the measurements for you.
- Wear your usual riding attire.
- Don't take measurements first thing in the morning as your legs may swell during the day.
- Measure your tape measure against a ruler to check accuracy (occasionally they stretch over time).
Custom MTM De Niro Tiziano Rondine TopBy: Madeleine Way on 9 November 2017I absolutely adore my De Niros. They are my first Pair of Long Boots and they are perfect. The girls at Ashbree were amazing and answered every little question, made sure my boots were exactly as I imagined and delivered before the first show of the season as promised. They took very little to wear in and have an amazing fit. Thank you Ashbree!