How Do ROA Shoes Fit?

ROA footwear is the so cool Italian brand of hybrid hiking boots and sneakers, you’ll want to immediately head for the nearest mountain to try them out. But how do ROA shoes fit?

ROA is the Italian footwear brand that specializes in modern hiking boots and sneakers for outdoors and hiking enthusiasts. Their shoes combine high-tech materials and high-quality design—we consider them a wardrobe essential for the adventurous and stylish spirit.

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Founded in 2015, ROA footwear designers employ “crossover techniques” between the worlds of technical outdoors gear and sportswear to shape a product that “reflects a hybrid attitude toward the landscape.” ROA hiking shoes have blended designs that encourage wearers to embrace the outdoors, rather than seeing them as separate from their urban and suburban environments.

Look for avant-garde materials, unique collaborations, and a final product that can be worn on the weekends on outdoor adventures as well as in your day-to-day life and activities.

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The quintessential ROA hiking shoes model is the Andreas Strap, a high-top hiking boot with a sturdy lacing system, an upper made of soft but durable ripstop material, and a grippy Vibram sole for maximum traction and stability. 

how do roa shoes fit

If you prefer something slightly richer, The Andreas Strap also comes in a version with a Kudu leather upper, bonded to rubber panels around the toe, with the same Vibram sole.

Other ROA hiking shoes models include the CVO, a unique take on the ankle-height sneaker-boot hybrid, the Katharina, a low-top version of the Andreas Strap, and the Lhakpa.

How do ROA shoes fit?

ROA shoes fit true to size. So if you typically take an Italian size 42, take a 42 and they should fit fine. However, keep in mind that with any hiking or outdoor footwear, you may want to size up by ½ a size (if possible) to allow for thicker, more insulating socks and also so your toes don’t rub in a tight spot.

how do roa shoes fit

This is a very personal question, so perhaps experiment with the socks you like and other shoes of similar sizing and style, to guarantee that you’ll order the proper size for your feet.

Discover the entire line of ROA shoes for men and ROA shoes for women at italist, and save up to 40%* off local retail pricing, before any discounts!

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About the Author

Alex English is the Head of Content Marketing at, building on a lifelong passion for fashion and luxury. After publishing a lifestyle blog for nearly ten years and obtaining an MBA in Milan at SDA Bocconi, one of Europe’s top business schools, he joined the italist team in 2019. His work since then has focused on upper-funnel messaging, brand storytelling, establishing italist as a thought leader in the space, and enriching the customer experience on the platform. Find him on LinkedIn.