How important is width in a shoe? I stopped by the local Allen Edmonds store today because I wanted to try on a Kenilworth. My width is a C and the sales person mentioned that a size D should suffice. He also mentioned that a C width would have to be custom ordered. I was not able to try on a size 8 D because they did not have any in stock. Also, I thought I read somewhere that I should go down one size for the Kenilworth because of the toe box. Does that sound about right?
Custom order the shoe, you aren't obligated to buy just because they order them.
I recently ordred a pair of loafers and the sales rep has alway been nice about working with me. (I've been there over 5 times)