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Generally speaking, the US and UK sizing systems work by (1) turning your foot length into shoe sizes, and (2) then add a special number. That special number used to be the allowance - the space between your toes and the tip of the shoe. The meaning got a little bit lost when shoe making turned into an industry, but the effect is the same.The AE sizing guide uses 2 units but people find shoes fit better when using 1.5 units, on average. This is where the suggestion comes...
IIRC, Bengal-Stripe offered the best description I've come across: A shoe should feel like a firm handshake from the heel to the ball, and your toes should have enough room to play the piano.Additionally, there should be a space of about 1/2 an inch from the tip of your toes to the tip of the shoe, but this is hard to test correctly. It should be sufficient, however, if the size of the shoes are close to your measured size.The problem with pre-selecting a certain model is...
Thanks Well, salesmen like to sell. That's why they want you in the shop. Most of them also don't care about fit, as long as you have money to spend.For what it's worth, the data tells a different story. People with your foot length usually wear shoes in UK 8.5 when they have an average foot volume (widths, girths).Your foot volume is below average (ie. narrow heel and ball, low instep) which is why you need to size down to reduce the volume of "normal" shoes. Then, the...
Because a foot length of 270mm equals a UK 8.5 (assuming correct measurements, of course). Shoes in UK 7.0 or UK 7.5 are too short.Just saying. No offense!
Correct. In everyday language, C&J's "F" has the same meaning as Loake's "G".Strictly speaking, however, width designations (ie. 'fitting' for English shoes) are relative, not absolute. Without knowing which last you're looking at, this won't be of much help.
I have no data on the UK 7.0 of the Capital last in F when UK 6.5 of the 173 last in G fits.However, there's good data on the UK 6.5 for the Capital. The size should work. Since you wrote that you don't mind a tighter fit, it's a reasonable decision to go with that.Note that pre-selecting a last only seldom results in a very good fit, so you should be prepared to bring these shoes to a cobbler for modifications (widening, inlays, etc.).Hope this helps.
Church's Consul has been made on the 73, the 100, and the 173 last over the years. It might help if you could check if the writing in your shoes is still readable, so you can tell us something about the last.
A few days ago, I've announced an update of Sizeadvisors on the blog and newsletter. I've now uploaded the first part of the upcoming changes. For those, who read neither the blog nor the newsletter, here's a short summery: The previous two methods to get recommendations will be merged into one. The new method is based on following other members, whose ratings will become recommendations. Example Let's assume, you've rated the 5-65 last by Allen Edmonds in D with 4...
Depends on how your foot sits in the Capital. For instance, if your foot is longer than 264mm, your toes are probably already sitting close to the tip of the shoe (on the Capital). Going down half a size makes the shoe shorter, generally speaking, and you may find the additional pressure on your toes to be uncomfortable.If your feet are shorter, they probably have an average or higher volume, so there's enought space in front of your toes and going down half a size...
As I see it, it's rather easy to fix a shoe that is on the roomy side of things. One can use an insole, or a heel pad, or a tongue pad. Sometimes, thicker socks do the trick. A shoe on the tight side is sometimes very hard to fix – especially when the problem is in the toe box.Some people seem to be opposed to such fixes, but this would be your first quality shoe. If there would be a tongue pad inside – so what? Also, you got used to wear shoes in (the equivalent of) a UK...
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