Originally Posted by grimslade
I hate to throw more sizing data points into the mix and sow confusion and uncertainty, but I wear an 11.5EEE Park Avenue and have pretty much decided that I need an 11.5G RMW at least on the 543 last. I own Craftsmen in 11.5G and 11H, and both are a little cramped in the toe box for me. But I have weird feet and am probably an outlier.
I'm having the same problem with the carftsman narrow toe. I've tried on the 8G craftsman, which were a little too snug and short. 9Gs, which were nice tight fit but toe box was pinching my two leftmost toes, and 10G which were loose but still pinched my two leftmost toes so didn't end up buying. Does the toebox stretch at all with wear? From the hard feel of it I wouldn't guess it would.
Or as an alternative if anyone has both the forum special round toe last boot and the craftsman, does the round toe last widen sooner from the tip? The 10g already felt like it was large and loose enough that I wouldn't want to go another size up as per the forum special sizing guide so for me the special would be a 10e, as long as the toe box doesn't narrow too much along with the whole width when going from g to e.