Originally Posted by Sator
If you read the sizing guide again it will guide you to order an 8.5E. I re-read my own post searching for errors, and to my relief I had written up a WHOLE size and down two widths. I was worried you had uncovered an error in my guide for a moment. Phew!
However, if you ordered 8F the fit would be identical due the complexities of the UK sizing system they use. If you really wanted something longer and sleeker 9D would also work. It also be shorter than you think it will be, as the old fashioned UK system RMW uses only introduces increases in lengths when you go up a whole size (half sizes just run a width wider). I left these options out as it just gets way too complicated.
first of all, thanks for the excellent guide, dedication, and flair for creating the Forum Special. You have restoked my interest in RM Wiliams boots
Please note that I think that what might have induced Leroy in error in post #671 is the fact that your sizing info in post #434 is different than the one at the top of the thread.
My own experience with RMW started with a Craftsman in Chestnut Kangaroo and a one in Black Yearling, both 7G (I usually wear a 7 in UK sizes). The Yearling pinches my little toe and is a bit uncomfortable, the Kangaroo, as many indicated, fit much better: it bulges a bit right behind the toecap (which is a bit ugly), but it's snug at the ankle and, overall, very comfortable.
Thinking that a wider fit would be better, I then ordered a 7H Black Wentworth in Yearling: this fit very well, but I like the model somewhat worse than the Craftsman (I like the chisel toe better than the wide toe).
Then, some time later, I happened on your thread and got hooked again
So after wading after all the pages in this thread (just joking, it was an excellent and informative read - just took me a bit
) I realized that 7.5G would probably be the same as 7H (at least that was my understanding of another bit info you posted). I ordered a 7.5G Comfort Craftsman in Whiskey, which arrived yesterday. First of all, 7.5G IS longer than 7G (or 7H, for that matter). Then, the 7.5G are a bit looser at the ankle than 7G or 7H. I do like the boots a lot, great color, and I'm sure that either a thicker sock or a thin insole will take care of the problem.
And this is not at all intended to disparage your guidance: I think you did an excellent job, and, as you said in many previous posts, we're talking very slight differences which are very dificult to properly take into account over the internet (living in Italy, though, I do not have the luxury of actually being able to try the boots on beforehand
). I just thought that my hands-on experience might be of interest, especially concerning the fact that 7.5G and 7H ARE a bit different.
So, having said all that (this is my first post here, thought I could just as well make it a long one
), I guess I'm really probably a 7H, after all, so if I do decide to order from Steve Nungar a forum special in French veal, it should be an 8F, right?