Do Tory Burch Shoes Run Small? Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make

Owned by the 88th most powerful woman in the world, according to Forbes, Tory Burch is the creation of a renowned American Fashion designer.

Tory was born in 1966 and had a passion for fashion ever since she was young. In 2004, she founded the Tory Burch brand and 17 years later, the company is known for manufacturing luxury and stylish footwear and clothing.

Tory Burch shoes, commonly referred to as TBs are quite popular. They are elegant, stunning, comfortable, and durable. Being the product of one of the most famous designers in the world, Tory Burch shoes have lots of impressive features.

However, one thing that has been long associated with TB shoes is how they tend to run small. If you are considering getting a pair from this designer, it is crucial that you understand their shoes’ sizing so that you can order or buy the right fit.

Overall, Tory Burch shoes run true to size. The only problem is that shoes from this brand that are elastic always run small. Also, depending on the type of shoe that you intend to get from TB, they fit differently.

In this article, we are going to look at how TB shoes fit and advise you whether to size up or small.

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How Different Tory Burch Shoes Fit

  • Sandals

Let’s start with sandals. If you browse through some of the sandal designs at Tory Burch, you will be taken away by their impressive design and creativity.

However as great as TB sandals look, they also run small. So you should size up by ½. If you wear a size 6.5, you should get a size 7.

When it comes to sandals, you should always go half a size up so that the shoe can still fit you perfectly. Have you ever worn a pair of large sandals and experienced how uncomfortable it is?

Well, that’s the risk of going 1 size bigger than your feet size. By going half a size, you are leaving room for growth.

  • Boots

In the manufacturing process of boots, most brands opt to make them a half size bigger. Of course, Tory Burch falls under this category.

The reason behind this is that boots have their unique design. They aren’t like flats or sandals that you can just easily slide into.

When you are putting on a boot, you have to bend your foot and push it to the furthest end so that your heel can also fit. It’s when you are lacing that you adjust your foot at the center.

That extra wiggle room is crucial not only for wearing but also for breathability purposes. Tory Burch boots run a half size big. I would recommend you just order your normal size.

If you wear size 7 just go with that. There are dangers of going a size smaller in this case, especially if you have wide feet.

  • Flats

Tory Burch is popular for selling the best flat and ballet shoes on the market. Just from touching and looking at these shoes, they are quite soft, lightweight, and super comfortable.

Flats from TB can be worn all day and you wouldn’t feel a thing when you get home. Some of their flats are designed to be flexible.

This is an important feature for ballet dancers as the shoe easily bends to accommodate this type of dancing that highly involves feet.

About sizing, Tory Burch Flat shoes do run small, more so if they are elastic. There is a valid reason for this. Flats feel and look better when they fit perfectly.

To ensure a snuggle fit, Tory Burch manufactures them a half size smaller. If you have wide feet, then you may go up half a size.

However, if you have narrow feet, stick to your original size. Bear in mind that these shoes are elastic and will stretch evenly to conform to the shape and size of your feet.

You should also know that TB flats require some breaking in, so don’t be alarmed when you order the right size only for it to feel a little bit tight. Just be patient with your TB flats.

Should You Size Up with Tory Burch Shoes?

From my experience, different shoe brands vary significantly when it comes to sizing. And if it’s your first time buying a shoe from a certain brand then you may not know how they fit.

That’s why you should do adequate research, and if possible get the shoe from a physical store. That way, you will have the chance to fit them before buying.

About Tory Burch shoes, we have seen that their sandals and flats run small. Only the boots run half a size bigger. If you are planning on buying a flat or sandal, should you size up?

What I know for a fact is that a shoe that feels tight in the morning will definitely be tighter later on in the day. This is because our feet expand as the day goes on.

So, going a ½ size bigger creates extra room for your feet to expand. Do not be afraid to go half a size bigger if you are getting TB sandals.

For the flats, that’s a different story. We have seen that some TB flats are elastic. With time, they will conform to your shoe size and shape.

Meaning if you go half a size bigger, they will become loose and you will have to endure ‘heel spillage’ all day long. And you will be forced to walk in an unnatural position.

This can seem like a big dilemma, but it’s not. You should just order your regular size and once you break in your TB flats, they will fit you perfectly.

Sizing Mistakes to Avoid When Shopping for Tory Burch Shoes

  1. You are Using the Wrong Foot Measurements

Mistake number one, which is obviously the most common, a lot of us don’t know their correct foot sizes. As a shoe enthusiast, I always laugh whenever I hear someone saying that they wear a shoe size 7 or 8.

This is not possible. Though it may seem negligible, it can affect how a shoe fits you. Either, it can make that shoe small or big. And you shouldn’t want either.

On one fine afternoon, make time and get your feet measured by a professional at a shoe store. You can also do it yourself but make sure you are careful. Do it later on in the day when your feet have expanded.

And don’t measure once and forget about it. Very Well Health recommends forming a habit of having your feet size measured twice every year. This way, when shopping for Tory Burch shoes, you know what size to order.

  1. Being Afraid of Going a Size Bigger

We have clearly seen that Tory Burch sandals and flats run small. Being afraid to size up can leave you with a pair of shoes that are suffocating your feet.

Never be afraid to go a size bigger as it will benefit you more in the long run. ½ a size in shoes is equivalent to an eight an inch. It’s not that big.

  1. Listening to Your Friends Opinions

“Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches”, this proverb’s literal meaning is an essential thing to consider when trying on a pair of Tory Burch shoes.

Quite often when shopping for footwear with friends, some will say that this shoe is too big. It makes you look like a clown. You shouldn’t listen to such. It’s only you who can judge whether that shoe fits you perfectly or not.

  1. Not Shopping at Specialty Stores

Yes, you can find Tory Burch shoes from other stores, but it’s better if you get them straight from the designer’s outlets.

Of late, there have been numerous reports about fake designer shoes, TBs included. And the problem with fakes is that they are of low quality and don’t run true to size.

To avoid such a mistake, shop only at verified Tory Butch outlets.

  1. Trying on One Shoe Only

It is scientifically proven that one of our feet is bigger than the other. We are accustomed to always trying on one shoe and assuming the other will be a comfortable fit.

Always try on both. So that should the bigger shoe not fit, you can always go a size bigger or smaller.

  1. Buying Shoes without Trying them On

Do people still do this? Not unless you are shopping online, you should never buy a shoe without trying them on.

At the different Tory Burch outlets, the sales representatives are quite friendly and will let you try shoes on. So, don’t walk into a store, grab a size 9 and head home.

  1. Reading Too Many Reviews

In my years of experience, it has come to my attention that no shoe brand is perfect. There will always be complaints about comfort, size, durability, style, and other elements that revolve around shoe companies.  Even large brands like Nike have shoes that run small.

Everyone can’t agree on the same shoe brands. Reading too many reviews exposes you to the differences in opinion that are out there.

Just because someone might have bought Tory Burch shoes and they happened to run small, that doesn’t mean this will happen to you.

Know your correct size, try your Tory Burch shoes before buying them and get a shoe that snugly fits.

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