These boots were made by the original nocona boot company, nocona, texas, a family-owned company, before it merged with justin brands footwear (1981), now wholly owned by berkshire-hathaway (warren buffett). These are all leather, genuine cowboy boots, rounded-toe, men’s size 9.5, width d. The outside boot measurements are 11 3/4″ long; 3 3/4″ at widest point. Inside, the boots measure about 10 3/4″ long and 3 1/2″ wide. I say about because it is difficult to get a measuring device inside the shoe to get a 100% accurate measurement. They have only been worn 3 times. Instep unlike shoes with laces, a boot has only the instep to hold it securely. Consequently, proper fit in the instep is of utmost importance. Check the fit by running your thumb and forefinger down the front of the. If you can pinch up leather at the highest point of the instep the boot. Has not been fitted correctly. The fit should be snug, not tight or loose. The snugness is governed by the instep fit and the width of the throat or shaft. If the instep is too loose, the boot will slip excessively in the heel. To remedy this you need a more narrow width to shorten the circumference of the throat. This will reduce slippage without cutting. Down on the length of the boot. Or you may need to go to a smaller size. Ball when you walk or run you bend your foot at its widest part. It is important that the ball seats on the. Widest part of the boot. If the boot is too short, the ball of the foot will sit too. Far forward and force the toes into the toe box. Ample toe space is necessary. Because toes tend to settle forward after the boot is worn for a time. Heel a new pair of boots will slip slightly in the heel because there is nothing. To prevent the heel of the foot from riding up slightly. When the boot is new, . The sole is stiff. As you wear the boot the sole is flexed. With time most of. The slippage will disappear. Slight slippage is necessary to obtain a proper fit. Ultimately, the decision on a proper fitting boot rests with the wearer. This item is made of all genuine leather and leather. The style is country western and western.