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 30 days of delivery of your order. Visit our Returns & Exchanges page for more information.

Size Guide

our sizing is NOT European! Sabah sizing is unique to our brand. Please read carefully below.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.


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.

Questions? Contact Us!

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