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Taper would imply less space.I also have 8.5D Leeds in shell. They are tight in the ball of the foot and cramped by the toes. On the other hand, my shell DB x F in 8.5D feels a half size big ... I feel that my ideal size would have been an 8D.I would recommend an 7.5D for you ... unlike shell, calf has some give.
^^ 100% agreement While the medium field bag is so classic-looking, the dual buckles can be cumbersome and is the main reason why I've listed mine for sale. I've since replaced it with the messenger bag (70025) ... it only has 1 strap to access the main compartment, but more importantly, it features a zippered compartment on the exterior back of the bag for quick access to essentials and an interior liner with multiple compartments for better organization. Granted, the...
Funny thing is that aside from the blotches, none of the other guys I know would have even noticed the defects ... goes to show how us guys here on these forums have finely tuned senses when it comes to these things.
gah ... wish I was working back in NJ again
$0.99 shipping comes up a couple times a month on my account ... I don't recall being offered anything for free however
The taper to the toe area of the 1-last cramps my toes and the area by the ball of the foot is also quite snug. However, the overall snugness of the 1-last has resulted in an excellent symmetry of the rolls between the left and right shoe.My foot is much better suited to the Barrie last.
I wear 8D Barrie and am selling a pair of 8.5D Leeds. The Leeds is more narrow and also has a greater taper towards the toe.To get an equivalent fit with the Leeds, I'd have to consider a wider width like an E or even EE (but would then have to deal with a loose heel cup).
What's to get over ... he posts pics, recommends his method and acknowledges other's acquisitions.
Wow ... that shell looks flawless.
characteristic pinky toe bump on CXL ... always wondered if a wider width would help
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