Originally Posted by thomasec
Can someone give me some sizing advice on the Loake Kempton Chukkas? I just went to the Allen Edmonds store, where the sales associate assured me I was a 9.5 in their Park Avenue (he said you wanted about a thumb length between your toe and the end of the shoe).
They seemed a tad bit longer than I was used to, but again, I haven't owned too many dress shoes up to this point.
Anyway, I want to get a pair of the Loake Chukkas, but I'm a bit worried about the sizing. If a 9.5 E (wide) Allen Edmond is a bit long, but spot on in terms of width, what size should I get in these? I really need them to get to the states by next week for an upcoming conference. Any help is appreciated.
While I wear a 8.5D in the PA which generally corresponds to a (slightly loose fitting) UK 7.5F in the 026 last in shoes, I found I needed to size down to a UK 7F in the Kempton. I chalk this up to the higher instep and overall bigger shape of the chukka boot.
Your mileage may vary.