Originally Posted by DECEMBER
Would be nice if we could just find a RMW shoemaker to answer the sizing questions once and for all.
What exactly is the B529 last? Is it a "round toe" or a "narrow medium toe?" I can't find it on any catalogue model... What's the difference between the B529 last and the Macquarie?
I think that'd be too big.. What are your feet measurement on a brannock device? I'm guessing you're like 9D which is why the 7.5 isn't working out.
My feet measure exactly 8D (almost an E).. and 8D in AE PA are also close to the best fit for my feet... Same with most other shoes, including sneakers, weird huh?
I went with 7G in screwed sole craftsman and they fit fine. I think my big toe only has 1/4 an inch of space or less in the front.
No complaints, though I wonder if I could have gotten the same fit or better with a different combination of length/width,
which I'll never know unless I decide to spend another $300+ on an extra pair of shoes I don't need in order to find out.
Oh yea, what size are both of your buckle boots and how do those fit?
8F too big, I could be a 9D? that's really confusing now
OK, my sizing experience
- 1 x Craftsman, 1 x Macquarie 7.5G - both fit fine
- 1 x Buckle Boot 7.5G - too loose
-1 x Buckle Boot 7.5G, brass screwed sole - better than above but looser fit than the first 2 items
- 1 x Craftsman, 1 x Macquarie, 7.5G, brass screwed sole - both too snug
Reading the sizing recomendations in the OP, if I bought a buckle boot again with a brass screwed sole, I should go 7.5F so it's slightly narrower than the one's I already have; and if I buy Craftsman or Macquarie with the same sole, I should go up a whole size - to 8.5, and down two widths to make it an 8.5E
I think I've got my head around it all now