Hi, i'm also new to AE and also about to bite the bullet on the AE strands on the nordstrom website.
I seem to size up as 8E, according to the AE size guide. However, after reading several threads i understand that the Strand is a 5 last, which is longer and narrower.
As I live in Australia, I can't go into a store and try them on for myself (best solution) so it is a bit of a gamble for me.
I own a few Loake 1880 shoes that are size 8.5UK or 9UK with a...