i don't think the size is necessarily effected, but a 360 degree welt can result in a larger heel block than a 270 degree welt which could theoretically impact your gait.
#8 with natural edge looks mismatched to me.
For sale is a pair of Alden plain toe boots in #8 shell cordovan, on the plaza last with a commando sole. These are a size 9D, and the general forum consensus is that the plaza last runs true to size. Purchased from J Gilbert a few years ago. However, I don’t wear them all that often so these saw limited action. There’s plenty of life left in the soles and heels. These currently retail for over $700. Asking $475 which includes shipping to CONUS.
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Oak St Trail:
For sale is a pair of Oak Street Bootmakers Trail Oxford in peanut suede with vibram sole (http://oakstreetbootmakers.com/footwear/peanut-suede-vibram-sole-trail-oxford). These are a size 8.5D and true to size in my experience. Nice casual shoe I just don’t wear them as much as I thought I would. There is some indigo transfer on the upper portion of the shoe, but these are in otherwise great shape. Asking $95 which includes shipping to CONUS.
I am open...