Dang, 8.5 would've been perfect for me and you snagged them! Or do you mean you usually wear 8.5 and you bought 9? Last I had checked (a few weeks ago, admittedly) it was only 9 and 7 or 7.5 left.I might not be much help as I've never actually worn Alden or Carmina. I'm sort of between an 8.5E and 9E in most Allen Edmonds lasts, FWIW.
3/18/16 at 3:18pm