Originally Posted by amlai
Has anyone here done any comparisons between the RM Williams lasts and the Alden or EG lasts? E.g., I know I am a 9D in the Truebalance last, but a 9E in the Plaza last, and a 9/9.5D in the 202.
I went back up to the RM Williams store and found it this time. If anyone is wondering, to my foot at least, I think that the 9D in the Truebalance last (Alden 405 Indy boot) is an extremely similar fit to the 8H Yearling Craftsman boots. (At least in the toebox.)
I ended up purchasing the boots from the store. In contrast to experiences by others at the RM Williams store in NYC, the gentleman who helped me was extremely attentive, describing to me each of the boots they had on display and let me try on 4 different pairs to find the right size. Of course, buying from the store meant paying a good deal more than what I would pay online, but I felt that the gentleman worked fairly hard to get the sale and it would be dishonest for me to go elsewhere.