Originally Posted by STK_astoria
I went down .5 based on my first pair of Alden shoes which were Leydon lasted. I have no problem wearing thicker socks (e.g. something moderate like the Thorlo light hiker socks) in both my Barrie lasted Alden's and RMW's. I wear a lot of Vans (sz. 8) on the weekends and am unable to wear the the Thorlo socks in those, if that is helpful in anyway.
I see, thanks.
Well, the 8.5's are gone (and who knows when this stuff gets restocked) so I think I can manage with a 9D (i'm an 8G RMW).
Originally Posted by Oli2012
Is it possible to have a boot resoled to a smaller size?
My black craftsman are 10.5H but the rest of my boots are a 10.5G.
I wouldn't mind getting it resoled so they're all the same size.
It can be done.
I wore an 8H craftsman which I had initially bought during a winter and so paired thicker socks. However, I soon moved back to the tropics so didn't have much use for thick winter socks (and have other boots for that now). When I got them recrafted (needed a new lining, resole etc.), I asked the shop attendant to specify that they be relasted to a G width. Easily done, and a couple of months later (it was during the christmas break when the factory's shut for a few months) I got my relasted, resoled and snugger and correctly fitted craftsmans.
Note however that if the elastics on mine were not changed, so they're a bit bigger than they should be on the boot. They're by no means worn out, so perhaps that's why they weren't replaced by the factory. If you think it would bother you be sure to specify that you want the elastics replaced too or something (I didn't even think to do so).
So the unsightly creases developed by wearing a too large boot were stretched out - but unfortunately there is already some cracking, so their days are numbered anyway.
Note also that my 8G's (2 pairs) insole lengths are about 27.5cm heel to toe, and the 8H is 28cm. The relasting didn't change this (interestingly enough a pair of riggers in 8.5G also are 28cm heel to toe, which makes me wonder what difference there is between the H fitting and just a half size larger).
Incidentally, would any of you chaps happen to own a pair of Vibergs in the 2030 last?
Any chance of a size comp between your RM's and them?