SIZING AND FITTING
How are RINGOR shoes sized?
RINGOR has always manufactured our shoes using gender-specific Domestic (U.S.) sizing standards rather than European or Asian sizing standards. This provides a comfortable but athletic fit to maximize comfort and performance. When comparing, or determining your RINGOR shoe size, please be sure to consult shoes that you already own and consider well-fitting. For comparison, we suggest you use your “most common athletic shoe size”.
RINGOR’s women's footwear is specifically designed for the female athlete's foot. Many other companies' sizing methods are based on men's shoes, sized down, or by a completely different set of sizing standards. For that reason, RINGOR women's footwear runs consistently ½ sizes smaller than other athletic shoes. For example, if you’re most common athletic shoe size is a women's size 8 - we encourage you to order a RINGOR size 8.5. Please see our sizing chart for reference by model.
Men's footwear sizing, industry-wide, is less varied than women's, and a general guideline for RINGOR men's footwear is most likely your most common athletic shoe size.
What is the difference between RINGOR ½ sizes?
The difference between each ½ size is ¼” or 4mm in length of the shoe.
How much room should I have for my toes in RINGOR cleats?
RINGOR recommends that you have a “thumb’s width” (approx ¾”) from the end of the cleats to your longest toe. We recommend that you base this on your own thumb for accurate comparison. However, should you prefer tighter or looser fitting shoes, personal fit preference should be paramount.
How do I know my RINGOR cleats fit properly?
Your RINGOR cleats should be immediately comfortable out of the box. To ensure that your cleats fit properly, make sure you’re wearing the same socks (or multiple socks) that you would be wearing to play softball. When laced up as tight as you would be wearing them to play, your foot should not slide on the insole, nor should your heel slip out while walking or running; this would indicate your shoes may be too big. Unlike other brands, RINGOR offers a metal eyelet at the top of the lacing system to ensure that your heel is secure in the shoe. Please make use of this feature prior to determining that your shoes are too big. In addition, your toes should have a “thumb’s width” (see above section) from the end of the cleats. If your toes are touching the front of the cleats your cleats are most likely too small. As always, personal fit preference should be the most important factor.
My RINGOR cleats fit properly, but my heel is slipping. Should I get a different size?
Unlike other brands, RINGOR offers a metal eyelet at the top of the lacing system to ensure that your heel is secure in the shoe. If you’ve done this and your heel still slips, then your cleats are most likely too large
Will RINGOR cleats “stretch”?
Unlike other brands, the uppers on RINGOR cleats are made of genuine leather as featured on the Diamond Dynasty and the Diamond Star, or a leather/mesh combination as featured on the Diamond Legacy. This natural material provides game-ready comfort right out of the box and allows them to adjust to the individual shape of your foot.
Do I have to “break in” my RINGOR cleats?
Unlike other brands, the uppers on RINGOR cleats are made of genuine leather or a leather/mesh combination as featured on the Diamond Legacy. This natural material provides game-ready comfort right out of the box and allows them to adjust to the individual shape of your foot. Our outsole design in both metal spikes and non-metal cleats are designed to bend as your foot does naturally (Flex-Point). This feature was one of the reasons that RINGOR products received the APMA Seal of Acceptance for providing quality and effectiveness in allowing for normal foot function and promoting good foot health.
What are the different components of a RINGOR shoe?
RINGOR features a series of technical data sheets to better explain the overall construction, individual components, and product features of our cleats and spikes. Please visit our Tech Sheet Download page for technical data on the model of your choice.
What is the difference in the leather that RINGOR uses versus the material used by other brands?
First and foremost, it’s genuine leather. This natural material provides game-ready comfort right out of the box and allows RINGOR cleats to adjust to the individual shape of your foot. RINGOR improves upon this natural material by using a process that makes the leather more durable for the game of fastpitch softball. RINGOR refers to this finished product as, “action leather”. You’ll notice that RINGOR cleats will have a slight “shine”. This is attributed to a leather coating that allows the shoes to clean up easily, and to help provide water resistant qualities. Using genuine action leather makes RINGOR shoes the most comfortable and durable shoes in women’s fastpitch softball. This material is more expensive to use, but provides our customers with lasting value.
Unlike the genuine leather used in RINGOR products, other manufacturers use a synthetic or a “synthetic leather” upper in their shoes. This is an artificial material that typically requires a longer break-in period, is not as durable as genuine leather and is much cheaper to produce. The genuine leather used by RINGOR should not be confused with the synthetic materials used by the competition, which is an indicator of a loss in value for the customer.
How long do RINGOR cleats last?
Every player treats, and wears their shoes differently. While there is not a specific timeframe on the length of time your cleats will last, we are confident that your RINGOR cleats will last longer than any other softball cleat on the market. To support this, we offer an industry leading warranty & exchange policy.