I bought an 8d a few years ago and the width was slightly too narrow. When I had mine rebuilt, I wanted to go down a half size and up a width. It was suggested by Baker's that I go to a 7 1/2 EE. I did and it's perfect.
Thanks man. I noticed minimal stretching and minimal break-in. It is commando sole (which I love) and unstructured toe.The uplander does look different. They changed the heel vamp and backstay to one piece of leather and that looks weird to me, but not ugly, if that makes sense.Anyone else have opinions on the uplander pattern?