The Dale Exotic is an exciting fashion statement. It brings together coveted Ultra Belly Caiman and smooth Goat leather for a look that’s retro inspired but refreshingly current. The 9-inch quarters are a little shorter than many cowgirl styles; a 2-inch heel that lends a little overall height. The New Leaf stitch pattern nods to Western motifs. Under dresses or over jeans, Dale Exotic turns heads. Handmade in Texas.
Lucchese boots generally run true to size, but don’t be surprised if your western boot’s size is slightly smaller than your dress shoe size due to its construction. The best way to find your fit is to confirm your foot size with a boot expert. You can also consult the charts below.
Women's Size Conversions Chart
Lucchese boots typically fit about one half-size smaller than everyday dress shoes. If the boot has a padded foot bed, then the boot will fit to size. It’s a good idea to confirm your size with a shoe or boot expert every few years, as the size and shape of your feet can change over time.
01Toes rest comfortably in the ball
02The ball of your foot should be the widest part of the boot
03Tightest around the middle of the foot or crown
04A properly fitting boot should feel like a firm handshake across the instep
Once the boot fits, use these tips to help wear them in.
Coat your new boots with natural leather conditioner.
For the first 6-8 outings, try for at least 2-3 hours of wear. Continued wear allows your body heat and moisture to permeate the boots, softening the leather. Over time, Lucchese’s leather heel, insole and outsole conform to the shape of your foot, providing a more flexible and comfortable fit.
Be patient - the more you wear your new boots, the better.
NOTE ABOUT EXOTICS:
Soft leathers, such as goat or cowhide, have more elasticity than exotic leathers. Most exotics, such as alligator or ostrich, should be fitted with little to no additional stretching required.