How to choose the right size ?

There's no substitute for trying on your next pair of shoes yourself, but it's often possible to choose the right size by measuring your feet.

To measure your feet, position them on a flat surface and measure from the end of the heel to the end of the toes.

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Once you have measured the length of your foot (the longest one), you need to match it to a shoe size from the table below.

 Size FR  36 37/38 39 40/41 42 43 44 45 46/47 48 49/50
 Size UK 3 4 1/2 5 1/2 7 8 9 9 1/2 10 1/2 11 1/2 13 14
 Length of foot (mm) up to 235 236 to 245 246 to 255 256 to 265 266 to 275 276 to 281 282 to 287 288 to 295 296 to 302 303 to 310 311 to 318


Surprised by the results? It's normal, our boots size big! As a general rule, the correct size for an Etché Sécurité boot is one size smaller than your usual size.


Are your boots going white?

This is normal. We incorporate protectors into the rubber that work their way up to the surface of the boot in order to protect it from premature aging which occurs when it is in contact with UV rays and oxygen.
We recommend that you store boots in a dark place without bending them or placing them on top of one another. In this way, they will keep their original colour for longer and their service life will be extended.


Which model of boot is resistant to this chemical?

Standard 13832 guarantees that each model is resistant to a minimum of 3 chemicals. If your product is not listed in the Standard, we can provide you with lists indicating the resistance to numerous chemicals according to the type of rubber used to make each model of boot. However, they do not give an absolute guarantee of resistance, but rather an indication that will have to be refined according to various parameters (exposure level, product temperature, concentration, etc.).


What is a boot's service life?

This depends mainly on the type and frequency of use, but storage and maintenance are also important. However, European regulation 2016/425 requires the manufacturer to indicate the maximum lifespan of personal protective equipment on the instructions for use. To find out whether your boots need replacing, you can find the date of manufacture on the centre of the sole.