What to expect
Did you know Duckfeet are designed around the shape of the average foot? Our wider toe box allows the toes and forefoot to spread and relax, promoting natural foot movement.
Here's what to look for when first trying on your Duckfeet...
We suggest trying on your Duckfeet with thin (or no) socks to test the initial fit. This will give you the closest judgement on how they fit your natural foot shape.
Where do your toes land?
Duckfeet typically fit best when the toes are not touching the front of the shoe.
While standing with your heels to the back of the shoe, if your longest toe is more than lightly touching the front or if your toes are scrunched uncomfortably and at all painful, we suggest sizing up one Duckfeet size.
If the longest toe is lightly touching, you should gain room in this area as the heel cap softens to allow the foot to slide back every so slightly.
It's common for Duckfeet to feel a bit snug at first, typically on the tops, sides, and bridge. The high quality leather will loosen and relax over time simply with your natural movements. During this break in process, you can expect the leather to soften and your Duckfeet to mould to your unique foot shape.
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Duckfeet are made with a neutral leather footbed without any inherent arch support. Because it’s leather, the footbed will form to the footprint of the wearer over time. If support is desired, the footbed is great for accommodating most insoles as there is no built in support to compete with an insert/insole. Note that the leather insole is not designed to be removed, and insoles cannot be added to sandal models. If an insole is required, and depending on its size, some choose to size up to accommodate any extra room that's required.
Models with a European sheep wool lining may feel snug at first on the tops and sides. This is typically ok and will go away as the leather relaxes and wool packs in. You'll want to pay attention to the fit lengthwise. Be sure the longest toe is no more than lightly touching and toes aren't bunched when standing.
- Toes scrunched uncomfortably? Size up!
- Heel slipping? You may need to size down.
We recommend first trying all lined models with thin socks. If you'd like more room in the boot, gradually increase sock thickness with wear.
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