These are all excellent answers, and they all make sense.
Answers to questions in case anyone is following:
They're actually my exact size, right down to the width (that was part of my surprise).
I recently purchased a set of Carmina calf balmoral whole-cuts based on research and a forum query.
I maintain my shoes and always use a shoe tree, that while not lasted, is well fitting.
Would anyone mind providing guidance on where one might find plain balmoral wholecut shoes in 11.5EE (or near) under the $600 pricepoint?
It seems the selection is thin this season, or my googlefu is weak. Perhaps I've...