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Wolverine Boots Size Chart: Do Wolverine Boots Run Big?

William Barton

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Last Updated: Mar 15, 2024
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Key Takeaways

Wolverine boots run a half size larger than standard sneakers or dress shoes. However, if you’ve worn any other boot brands like Red Wing, you’ll know that Wolverine has a similar fit. As a general rule, order your Wolverine boots a half size smaller than you normally would with sneakers or dress shoes.

Let’s get you the right size Wolverine boots. Sound good?

In this sizing guide, I’m comparing how Wolverine work boots and lifestyle boots compare in sizing to other major brands. 

Whether you’re looking at the 1000 Mile or one of their popular work boots, you’ll end this article knowing exactly the right size boot for you, including which width you should get. 

Wolverine Boots Size Chart

Wolverine Boots Size Chart
Wolverine boots size chart, including foot size, US, EU, and UK sizing

Wolverine boots run a half size larger than most sneaker and dress shoe brands. 

So what does this mean for you?

I’m a size 10.5 in Nike, Adidas, Converse, and all my dress shoes. When I bought my Wolverine 1000 Mile boots, I ordered a size 10, and they fit perfectly.

closeup profile Wolverine 1000 Mile boots
My Wolverine 1000 Miles

Wolverine boot sizing is comparable to Red Wing, Thursday, Timberland, and most major heritage boot brands. So if you’re a size 10 in Red Wings, you’ll also be a size 10 in Wolverine boots.

Wolverine 1000 Mile

The Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot is like an all-star team of America’s best boot-making materials. The Horween Chromexcel leather and Vibram heel cap offer rugged durability that can easily go for 1000 miles---or a decade, whichever comes first.

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Of course, this advice will only work for you if you have a pretty standard foot size. Many guys have wider feet, or have one foot longer than the other. 

You’ll have to take your own situation into consideration, especially if you’re planning on adding an insert for extra arch support. 

The Wolverine 1000 Mile and BLVD collection don’t have removable insoles, so if you’re interested in adding an insert, sizing up is a good choice. 

But most Wolverine work boots do have a removable insole, so stick with the “half size down” method. 

My comparison between the Red Wing Iron Ranger and Wolverine 1000 Mile

The Wolverine 1000 Mile and BLVD collection all have plenty of room in the toe, so if you have more narrow feet, you can even order a full size smaller than what you normally would with sneakers.

It’s difficult to do the “toe test” with Wolverine boots because the leather is reinforced around the toe box. That means you won’t be able to get an accurate read by just pressing on the front of your foot. 

Instead, judge the fit based on how your heel fits in the boot and how snug the sides are.

In general, your boot shouldn’t be so snug that your foot starts to tingle when wearing them for an hour or more. Keep in mind that leather boots stretch a little as they break in, so it’s ok if your boots are a bit snug at first. 

Are Wolverine boots true to size?

Wolverine boots are technically true to size, meaning they match your Brannock device measurement. However, most Americans typically think of their “true” shoe size as whatever they wear in sneakers. While Wolverine boots are a true Brannock size, they’re a half size larger than what you find in most sneaker brands.

Wolverine Boot Widths

profile view of Wolverine 1000 Mile cordovan 8
Wolverine 1000 Mile boots in Cordovan No. 8 leather

Wolverine uses two different width measurement scales for their boots. If you’re looking at their work boots, many models have the option to get a M (for medium) or EW (for extra wide). 

M and EW aren’t common boot widths, but rather something Wolverine has created to make the boot buying process a little more intuitive. 

Most boot brands use the standard D, E, EEE width measurement. Strangely, Wolverine uses this for their 1000 Mile and BLVD collection.

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Wolverine’s work boots in M width are equivalent to the standard D width. This is what most guys use. So if you don’t have a particularly wide foot, you’ll most likely want to choose the M width in Wolverine work boots, or the D width in the 1000 Mile and BLVD boots. 

If you’ve struggled in the past with the sides of your feet being cramped, you may want to try the brand’s EW width, which is equivalent to a standard EEE width. 

EW (or EEE) widths tend to work well for men with flat feet. It’s a bonus that the extra space allows for a custom orthotic. 

At the time of writing, Wolverine doesn’t have any wider sizes available in their 1000 Mile or BLVD collection—D (or standard) is the only width you can find.

Wolverine 1000 Mile crossing river from back angle far away

If you have a wider foot and you’re interested in the Wolverine 1000 Mile or BLVD collection, try ordering your sneaker size. The extra length in the toe won’t affect you much, but the extra width could be just what you need. 

If at any point your foot and ankle feel like they’re both moving around in your boot without much security, they’re likely too big.

You can also check out Red Wing—the Iron Ranger is an excellent 1000 Mile alternative and has EE and EEE widths available. For the BLVD collection, Thursday Boot Company is a great alternative if you need wider widths—they generally stock their most popular boots in EE widths. 

Got the Right Size?

Finding the correct size for your new Wolverine boots is an easy task if you know what to look for. 

If you have standard feet, you’ll most likely get the right fit for Wolverine boots ordering a half size smaller than you would sneakers or dress shoes. They run a half size large, so that will get you an ideal fit. 

Wolverine 1000 Mile

The Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot is like an all-star team of America’s best boot-making materials. The Horween Chromexcel leather and Vibram heel cap offer rugged durability that can easily go for 1000 miles---or a decade, whichever comes first.

Check Price Read Our Review

If you’ve ever worn Red Wing, Thursday, or Timberland boots, you can get the same size as you did those other boots for the right fit. 

So what’s the right size for you?


How do Wolverine boots fit?

Wolverine boots run big compared to sneakers or dress shoes by a half size. Most Wolverine boots have plenty of room in the toe, so getting a half size smaller is a good choice. If you have narrow feet, you may even want to order a full size smaller than you would sneakers.

Which is wider: M or D?

Wolverine uses the “M” width for their work boots. “M” stands for medium, or standard. It’s the same width as “D.” Widths D, E, and EEE are the most commonly used boot-width sizes.


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  1. In my opinion, I believe their sizes are correct. When I was younger, all the shoes I bought were 9.5. Nowadays I have to order 10. I believe strongly that the new manufacturing processes cause most footwear to run half a size big. Wolverine actually uses the correct sizing that should be the standard for footwear.

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