Sizing

We hope you get the right size on your first order... but it's ok if you don't! We offer free returns & exchanges within 60 days of delivery of your order. Visit our Returns & Exchanges page for more information.

Size Guide

Adult Sabahs & Babas

Our sizing chart is TRUE TO SIZE and takes into account that Sabahs should fit snug as they will stretch. Use your standard US/EUR Shoe size in loafers, slip-ons or comparable leather shoes to determine your Sabah size per the sizing chart below. If you are between sizes, we suggest sizing UP for women and DOWN for men.

Sabahs and Babas fit differently!

We suggest ordering +1 size in Babas, from whatever your Sabah size is.

The way that Babas are stitched causes them to fit a full size smaller than Sabahs.

Width

We make Sabahs in two styles/widths: Mens and Womens.

Women’s Sabahs are narrower than men’s Sabahs and are a medium to narrow width. Our men’s Sabahs are a standard medium width.

Many of our female customers prefer the fit of a Men's Sabah, given the added width. This is quite common! And vice-versa for Men with narrow feet.

The rule of thumb for finding the length equivalent of a Women's Sabah in a Men's size is to subtract 2 numerical sizes.

  • Women's 42 is the same length as a Men's 40.

Sizing FAQ:

Sabahs should initially fit snug as they are made entirely of natural leather and will stretch & mold to your feet with wear. Depending on your feet and regularity of use, the stretching process may take a few days or a few weeks.

TOES: Your toes should touch the end of the Sabah with some pressure. They should not be curling and you should not be in pain.

HEEL SLIP: Do not be concerned if there is minor slippage in the heel. Sabahs are leather-lined and will grip your feet as you walk.

We make Sabahs in two styles/widths: Mens and Womens.

Women’s Sabahs are narrower than men’s Sabahs and are a medium to narrow width. Our men’s Sabahs are a standard medium width.

Many of our female customers prefer the fit of a Men's Sabah, given the added width. This is quite common! And vice-versa for Men with narrow feet.

The rule of thumb for finding the length equivalent of a Women's Sabah in a Men's size is to subtract 2 numerical sizes.

  • Women's 42 is the same length as a Men's 40.


For now, Sabahs only come in whole sizes - but thankfully accommodate almost everyone because they stretch!

We can certainly align our measurements with your measurements so feel free to email us at portal@sabah.am for advice.

Yes, some customers can feel the insole stitching and may even find it uncomfortable. However, the inside stitching is a simple waxed cotton string and will gradually soften to become unnoticeable in a short time.

No, Sabahs should fit between snug and very snug (toes touch the end; even with pressure) as they will stretch. As long as your toes are not curling or in pain, you have the right fit.

The time frame for breaking in Sabahs can range from a week to a month, depending how often the customer wears them, the initial fit, type of leather and maybe just a bit of luck :) However, Sabahs should start to open up after a few wears. Additionally, it may help to wear your Sabahs with thick socks to expedite the break-in process. But please note -- breaking in can mean really needing to wear and move in your Sabahs -- long walks, flexing the leather, leaning into them a few times; not just around the house. Rarely that much effort is required, but it can be!

Finally, if customers struggle to break them in, we suggest taking your Sabahs to a local cobbler, as they can stretch them in exact places.

Questions? Contact Us!

Email us at portal@sabah.am if you are having fit issues. We look forward to assisting you!