Sizing dilemmas be damned!!!
All you swing last guys, I'm looking for some sizing help. I have a 10.5F smoke jumper and getting some pinky and #4 toe rub on one foot. I called Kyle and we settled on the swing last. Kyle suggested that I size down one width to a 10.5EE in the swing last. I also called White's, and they suggested getting the exact same 10.5F size. White's didn't seem too sure as they were "estimating" based on a picture of the last. So to the question...can anyone please comment on sizing if you have the SJ or SD last and the Swing last? Did you need to size down one width to get the right fit? Lastly, I am developing a bunion on one foot. Would the swing last help alleviate that pain by not putting much pressure on that big toe joint?
I am not sure why you would trust one of us over Kyle or White's...that said, you could ask White's to measure the actual lasts around the balls of the feet for you...that might give you some idea of the differences.