Similar experience, though I think the leather is a minor factor too. I have some 7.5 CXL Barrie that fit very well. I have two pairs of EP 8 tennis lows, one in suede and one in couro cromo. The CC I've recently conceded is just too small to wear. The suede is pretty snug too, but tolerable. I have a third pair in 8.5 grain calf that's perfect. Definitely recommend a full size up from Barrie if you can, especially in a stiff leather.
7/19/16 at 1:47pm