Dale Exotic is a 9" vintage inspired boot for the cowgirl. Handmade in Texas, the Dale Exotic exudes excitement with its 2" fashion heel, shortened shaft and New Leaf stitch pattern on the quarter.
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The toe box on a boot surrounds the toes and the front part of the foot.
A boot will initially slip slightly in the heel (around ¼ to ½ inch)
Lucchese offers a variety of toe shapes and heel styles so every customer can find a boot well-suited for his or her particular lifestyle and personality. See our full galleries below.
Modeled as a hybrid toe, it is highlighted by its squared-off edge and low profile. (1 ¼” wide)
Our modern square toe is found on walking & riding boots and is known for its comfort. (1 ½” wide)
A modern take on the classic western style, this square toe is one of our most popular. (⅞” wide)
A traditional rounded western toe, it is timeless and elegant.
Originally made for getting in and out of a stirrup, the snip toe is pointed for a traditional look. (5/8:” wide)
Found on dress and casual styles; this rounded toe abuts a squared off outsole for a distinguished look.
Our 5 toe with a pronounced upward curvature of the toe box. (⅝” wide)
The roper toe is rounded and has a u-shape that is most like a normal shoe toe shape.
Similar to the roper toe, the C toe has a slightly less rounded u-shape; often found on work boots.
Found on dress boots; this rounded toe abuts a squared off outsole for a distinguished look. (1” wide)
The narrow rounded toe is close to a common dress shoe as it narrows.
A more narrow rounded toe that almost comes to a point is found on traditional western styles.
This is a rounded toe with a defined squared off outsole for contrast.
0 heel (⅞” tall)
Walking heel (1 ⅜” tall)
Cowboy heel (1 ½” tall)
Roper with pitch (1” tall)
Fowler heel with a pitch (1 ⅛” tall)
Women's boots are sized in B and C widths.
B = average to medium
C = wide
A general rule of thumb is the further you get from the letter A, the wider the boot is.
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.
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.
01 Toes rest comfortably in the ball
02 The ball of your foot should be the widest part of the boot
03 Tightest around the middle of the foot or crown
04 A properly fitting boot should feel like a firm handshake across the instep
05 There will be a slight slip in the heel
FOOT GOING IN
01 Put both fingers through the pull straps and insert your foot into the boot.
02 Keeping the heel on the ground, use your body weight to get your foot into the boot. *Note: You will feel resistance as you try to pull the boot on.
03 As your foot sinks into the boot, listen for the audible “thump”.
04 Walk around and feel the fit of the boot.
05 What you’ll feel: Toes should be comfortable, and the snuggest section will be across the top of the foot. * Note: Notice the slight slip in the heel.
If the boot feels too tight, go for a wider width. If the boot feels too loose, try a smaller size.
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.
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.
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