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Sizing

Soft-Ride Comfort Boots are available in 22 different sizes, and our Gel Orthotics come in 22 different sizes and six different densities.

Soft-Ride offers 22 different sizes of Comfort Boots and Gel Orthotics, which makes horse boot sizing important. Our sizing video and horse boot sizing chart will help your horse get the proper fit.

How to Size

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Sizing Instructions

We recommend these guidelines when measuring your horse and using Soft-Ride boots:

  1. Step 1

    Step 1

    Place the hoof squarely on a sturdy piece of paper or cardboard (such as a manila folder).

  2. Step 2

    Step 2

    It's important to keep your horses hooves trimmed. This will help ensure continued proper fitment and help prevent damage to the boot. 

  3. Step 3

    Step 3

    Measure each hoof to check for discrepancies in hoof size. You may find it necessary to order a different size boot for each foot.

  4. Step 4

    Step 4

    Hold the gel orthotic up to the bottom of the hoof. The gel should overlap the hoof by up to an eighth of inch on either side. This allows for some growth before the hoof is trimmed again. If the foot overlaps the Gel Orthotic in length or width, then the boot is too small.

Sizing Chart

Soft-Ride has added long, narrow, and long-narrow orthotics in select sizes. When reordering, specify the orthotic size. Additionally, specialty pairs of orthotics can be purchased in these new sizes.


Size Width Length
2 6 1/2" / 164mm 6 1/2" / 164mm
2 Narrow* 5 3/4" / 146mm 6 3/8" / 162mm
3 Long Narrow* 5 3/4" / 146mm 6 3/4" / 171mm
3 6 3/8" / 162mm 6" / 152mm
3 Narrow* 5 1/4" / 133mm 6" / 152mm
4 5 3/4" / 146mm 4 13/4" / 121mm
4 Narrow 5" / 127mm 5 1/4" / 143mm
5 Long 5 5/8" / 143mm 5 5/8" / 146mm
5 Long Narrow* 4 3/4" / 121mm 5 3/8" / 133mm
5 5 3/4" / 146mm 5 1/4" / 133mm
5 Narrow 4 3/4" / 121mm 5 1/4" / 133mm
Size Width Length
6 Long 5 1/4" / 133mm 5 1/4" / 133mm
6 Long Narrow 4 3/4" / 121mm 5 1/4" / 133mm
6 5 " / 131mm 4 1/2" / 114mm
6 Narrow 4 1/4" / 108mm 4 3/4" / 121mm
7 Long 4 7/8" / 121mm 5" / 127mm
7 Long Narrow* 4 3/8" / 111mm 5" / 127mm
7 4 3/8a" / 114mm 4" / 102mm
7 Narrow 4" / 102mm 4" / 102mm
8 3 3/4" / 96mm 3 3/4" / 96mm
9 3 1/4" / 83mm 3 1/4" / 83mm
10 2 3/4" / 70mm 2 1/2" / 64mm

Approximately boot orthotic size comparisons with Standard US "Keg" shoes

Orthotic Size #2 #3 #4 #5L #6L #6 #7L 7L
Victory Elite 4 3 1.5 2 1 0 00 000
Kerkheart Steel Shoes 4 3 1.5 2 1 0 00 000
Racing Plates n/a n/a 8 9 7 5 4 n/a

*Soft-Ride has added long and long narrow sized orthotics. Narrow orthotics accommodate ill shaped hoofs. When reordering, specify the orthotic size.

For a narrower hoof needing an orthotic with less width; narrow size orthotics are available as standard in size #2 Narrow, #3 Narrow, #5 Narrow, #5 Long Narrow, #6 Long Narrow, #7 Long Narrow, and #7 Narrow. Specialty pairs of orthotics can be purchased additionally in these narrow sizes.