Originally Posted by Teacher
Not necessarily. "Narrow" refers to the measurement in the toe box area, more or less. An inch gap at the throat could mean you have a high instep. I have plenty of shoes that fit me well but have fairly wide gaps at the throat because of my high inteps.
So is this to say that going to a wider width won't help matters in terms of closing the gap? I was wondering about this as I tried on a couple pairs of Allen Edmonds Balmorals at Nordtrom Rack last night and they seemed to fit fine, but with a pretty wide "V". They were snug, but not so snug that going up a width would be required for comfort. Unfortunately they didn't have the shoes in a wider width in the store. I'm just wondering if it would be worth trying the wider width from Zappos.