I'm having some sizing problems.
I tried on several different sizes of Fifth Avenues and Strands and they all had a bump in the foot bed that made them painful to wear. Seeing as how the 5 last is meant for higher arches, I attributed it to that and stopped shopping for shoes in that last.
Next I started shopping for Carlyle in Walnut Burnished Calf. I tried 10D. Both heals were loose and the left midfoot was tight. So I tried 9.5E and again tight in the left midfoot, but fine in the left heal. Right heal was loose. Most recently I tried on a pair of 9.5EEE (no EE available in the shoe?). Both heals were loose.
I'm starting to think the 8 last is no good for me, either. I'm at a loss right now and am considering ultimately taking the 2.5 hour trip to the AE retail store in Cleveland to get properly fitted to determine which lasts/shoes I can wear.
Has anyone had any issues with fitment like I'm having? I normally wear size 10D in other (cheaper) brands and have never had fitment issues like this before.