Thanks to this thread, I recently started my journey into the world of AE and have acquired three pair since the beginning of the year. Having some sizing issues (please see below).
My first purchase was a pair of Verona. I tried on both the 11D and the 11.5D and decided to go with the 11.5D, planning to use a tongue insert. I have yet to wear them (got them for a summer internship) and am now considering if the sizing is wrong. Does anyone know if they come in 11E? The website doesn't list E for this shoe in any sizes, but perhaps they're sold out (unlikely, I know).
Next, I scored a pair of Patriot off "the Bay" for $60 with shipping. They seem to be in great shape, but are perhaps a bit tight width-wise, though also maybe in length. I'm going to wear them a few more times and see if they break in any more- it doesn't look like the previous owner wore them many times.
Finally, I just purchased the BB Strand over the weekend through the friends and family sale. For this one, I was able to try on 11.5D, 11D and 11E and think the 11E fits perfectly. Not sure if that helps gauge what size I should be in the others.
Thanks all- I have appreciated everyone's expert advice.