Given Pergoni boots is all about finally finding boots that work for you, it is important that you know how to measure your calves, to ensure the perfect Pergoni fit! 

Please note: the shaft height of the particular boot you're after must be equal to (or lower than) the widest part of your calf.

Have a tape measure handy? 

Great - grab it!  If not, you can download our printable measuring tape.  Please not that this printout is only a guide and a real tape measure should be used for a more accurate measurement.


What's the difference between calf, boot height (or 'shaft'), ankle, heel height, and toe lift measurements? 

  • The calf measurement is taken at the widest part of your calf, and is considered the widest part of the boot.
  • The boot height (or 'shaft') is the lenght of the boot.
  • The ankle measurement is taken at the smallest part of the leg.
  • The heel height is the measurement of the heel from the ground to the sole of the boot.
  • The toe lift measures the distance that the toe lifts from the ground.

Measuring Your Calf

  1. Take a seat with your foot flat on the floor. 
  2. Wrap the measuring tape around the widest point of your calf, and note the measurement to the nearest centimetre. 
  3. Repeat on your other calf.

If measurements are different, use the wider measurement during the ordering process. 

Measuring Your Leg Height

While you're shopping at Pergoni online, there are boot height measurements (sometimes referred to as 'shaft measurements') on every product page.  ‚Ä®Please note that the exact height of each boot will vary with shoe size and calf width. 

  1. Take a seat with your foot flat on the floor
  2. Touch the end of the tape measure at the base of your heel - don't include the heel of the boot
  3. Take the tape measure straight up the back of your leg to the corresponding boot height. 
  4. This will give you a good indication of where the boot will sit.

A Few Final Tips When Measuring

  1. If you usually wear stockings or socks with your boots, you should wear them when you measure as they will increase the size required.
  2. If you usually wear jeans under your boots, you should also wear them while measuring, or allow an extra few centimetres to ensure they fit.
  3. If one calf size is bigger than the other, go with the bigger of the two.
  4.  If you're between sizes, we recommend going up one calf size.  Of course it is up to you though - you might prefer a tighter fitting boot.
  5. Even if you have previously ordered from Pergoni, we recommend re-checking your size every once in a while as you may have changed.

Fitting Guide

This chart should be used as a guide only.  The recommendations below are based upon our opinion on boot fits.  If you sit on the cusp of two sizes, please have a think about how you would prefer your boots to sit, as you may choose to go up a size to obtain a looser fit.  Please note that your Pergoni boots may go up to (but be no greater than) 2cm bigger or smaller than your calf measurements.