Do Caterpillar Boots Run Big or Small?

FAQs Jackson Bowman July 17, 2022

In general, expect most Caterpillar boots to run true-to-size, but there are a few exceptions that we will discuss below. It is not uncommon for heavy-duty work boots to have a little extra room built-in, especially in the toe box area. Some Caterpillar boots run a bit bigger than normal sneakers.

Is it better for boots to be bigger or smaller?

1. If you have wide feet, do not try to fit your foot into a boot that is too narrow for your foot. You should also not try to size up in regular boot sizes, because even if larger boots fit the width of your foot, the boot will be too long and will cause blisters, chafing and heel slippage.

Does Caterpillar make good work boots?

Caterpillar boots are an excellent choice for work, renowned for their rugged style.

Who makes boots for Caterpillar?

Cat Footwear is a division of Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:WWW), a global licensee of Caterpillar Inc. Brand and product information is available online at

Do steel toe boots run big?

Safety Toe shoes need to be fit about a half size larger than normal footwear. Since there is hard cap in shoe there is no stretch in toe box area. You do not want your toes touching the end of the safety shoe.

Is your boot size the same as your shoe size?

Your boot size will often not be the same as your shoe size, though for some people it will be. There are a few reasons for this. Partially, it has to do with the way that sizes are measured. Partially it has to do with the lasts that shoemakers use to make shoes.

Should you go half a size up in boots?

That really depends on whose boots you’re buying…and not everyone’s sizes are the same. We do recommend that you order a pair of Nick’s Handmade Boots a half-size down from your normal shoe size, but that’s because of how our boots are made and no one else’s.

Does Cat footwear run small?

Most Caterpillar work boots do not run narrow, and fit (in general) true-to-size. If you have wide feet, Caterpillar does offer wide sizing.

Are Cat boots worth it?

Caterpillar boots are good for hiking. The leather uppers resist damage from rocks, water, and mud. The mesh lining keeps feet dry and cool on long hikes. The composite toes provide a barrier between the toes and rough terrain.

Are Caterpillar boots made in China?

Handcrafted in the USA by skilled shoe makers, the Liberty work boot from Cat Footwear is built with a solid dose of American pride. Every component used to make these rugged work boots and everything used to package them has been manufactured in the United States.

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What size boot do I wear?

If you don’t remember the size, look inside the shaft of the boots or on the inside bottom. If this is your first pair of workboots, normally start with 1/2 a size down from your normal shoe size. If you are between sizes, order 1/2 size up.

Should boots fit tight or loose?

Since many boot styles are more spacious than regular shoes, it’s important that they fit snuggly along the bottom of your foot[1]. And this should go without saying, but boots should never be so tight that they make your toes feel cramped or uncomfortable.

Are boots supposed to be tight at first?

It should not pinch across the ball of the foot or the toes, but should be comfortably snug in the instep area of your foot. Just like a good handshake. A new boot may slip some when new, but if it is snug in the instep, that slip will come out, after it is flexed from wearing.



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