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Office Locations: Columbus NJ - Dayton OH
Black Jack boots are made to order and may not be cancelled, returned or exchanged. Order details are confirmed and the final price agreed upon via telephone or email before you are committed to the order. From that point on you are committing to the boots and we are committing to the boots being made right. We will assist you in resolving any issues with improperly made boots or any defects in materials or workmanship. The final decision on how these issues are resolved rests solely with the Black Jack Boot Company.
Orders within the continental US are usually shipped via UPS or US Postal Service. Orders to all other destinations are usually sent via USPS or DHL. Shipping times depend primarily on item availability - most Black Jack Boots are made-to-order. Expedited shipping requests are handled on an individual basis. Additional fees may be required for international shipping of exotic leathers. We will not falsify shipping documents or declare shipments as "gifts". International shipments may be subject to taxes, duties, or import fees that are charged on delivery. Check with your local postal service to see if any of these charges may apply to your shipment.
Getting The Right Fit The First Time With Boots:
Shopping for footwear online may seem a little tricky. The staff at Boot Hide Out wants to use their years of experience to help you get the right fit the first time. If you are unsure of your size please call our customer service department and we will assist you. Often times we can send you a pair of similarly styled boots for you to try on before you make your final purchase. When you receive the try-on boots please take care in opening the box. Wear clean socks of the thickness that you would normally wear with your boots. Stay on soft carpeting when walking in the boots so they do not become scuffed in the process. Please do not bend down in an effort to stretch the boot. If it’s going to fit you will know just by walking in it.
How Should A Pull-On Boot Fit?
When you are holding the boot to try-on grasp the boot pulls at the sides. Your foot may struggle a bit to “pop” down into the boot. This is known as “breaking the throat” of a handmade boot. * HINT: Wearing a plastic bag over your foot during this process may be helpful. Getting past the throat of the boot is the first step. Don’t worry, your foot will come back out and this only has to be done the first time. Please don’t pull a muscle trying to get this first step accomplished. You will know if it’s just not going to work. Having a high instep or any previous foot injuries may make this task more difficult or even impossible.
The boot should fit securely to the foot. Boots should not fit loosely or tightly, but the fit should be snug. The Roper has a more forgiving fit, but the same principles still hold true.
• Instep: Unlike shoes with laces, a boot has only the instep to hold it securely to the foot. Consequently, proper fit in the instep is of utmost importance. Boots should not fit loosely or tightly; the fit should be snug. The snugness is governed by the instep fit and the width of the throat. If the instep is too tight, go to a wider or larger size.
• Ball: When you walk or run, you bend your foot at its widest part, which is called the ball. In a quality boot, you will find a steel shank between the insole and the outsole that extends from the heel to the point where the ball of the boot begins. If the boot is too short for the foot, the ball of the foot will sit too far forward and force the toes into the toe box.
• Heel: A boot must slip slightly in the heel. There is nothing to prevent the heel of the foot from riding up slightly because of the way a boot is constructed. When the boot is new, the sole is stiff. As you wear the boot, the sole is "flexed." With time, most of the slippage will disappear. If the instep is too loose, the boot will slip excessively in the heel. To remedy this, you may need a more narrow width to shorten the circumference of the throat and thus lessen the slippage without cutting down on the length of the boot. Slight slippage is necessary to obtain a proper fit.