Size and Fit


If you are a first time customer at Poddy and Black you might like to read through our suggestions about size and fit before you make your first purchase! Based on feedback from many customers, and remembering that not everyone's feet are the same, we have compiled this advice over the last year. 


Starting with the famous Half Cut, this fits rather like a shoe. The shoe comes up at the back and fits well at the heel and the front is high so it holds your foot in the shoe. This means its great for walking, and digging and offers good protection from splashes and wet grass.



The Half Cut is quite roomy across the width, but the length and size is true. If you normally take a half size we recommend going up to the next whole size. You will find that one of our perfectly shaped woollen felt insoles will help you get the fit just right, or even just wearing a slightly thicker sock!


 Next up is the Chelsea Chop which is a totally waterproof boot that stays on the foot no matter what the conditions. The boot fits true to size in length and  slightly larger than our Half Cut style across the width, slightly more room in the front over the toes making it a slightly more "natural" foot shape. The “neck” of the boot fits an average sort of ankle but do bear in mind the gussets are elasticated on both sides and designed to allow you to push your whole foot inside and then close around your ankle once you are in. If your ankles are fairly average then you should have no problem but do remember this is not a slip on style ( for that we recommend the Half Cut).




And finally  the Stubborn Mule which is cut low at the back and so very easy to slip on and off and therefore perfect as a back door shoe ( we use ours as waterproof slippers to pop out and check the garden in the early morning or late afternoon!). Just like the Half Cut these are true to size and a bit roomy across the width. They are all incredibly comfy!


Both styles are super comfy, the natural rubber is very soft, and they are totally waterproof!




  • Do you have a catalog of your women’s half cut boots?

    ann speed
  • Good morning. I would like to purchase a pair of your gardening shoes, but the only items available in your online shop are sale items, none of which are available in my size, 6. Could you please tell me how to find shoes in size 6? Also, do you have a shop or use any outlets near Rochdale? I see also that there is an offer with signing up to the newsletter of £5 off a first purchase, but I haven’t received that offer. Could you please help? Thankyou, Marina

    Marina Berry
  • Hello, I am looking to purchase a pair of Chelsea Chop boots in a size 4 but all appear to be sold out. Would you please let me know when you think they will be available to purchase? Thank you.

    Christine de Mellow
  • I usually wear a 6 USA, but feet a slightly wide. Which should I order?

  • Yes, like earlier comments – it’s not clear if any of these are suitable for men – I’m size 10 ?

    many thanks , Stewart

    Stewart Lansley

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