Originally Posted by diorshoe
pkincy, just asking here, but do you think maybe you may need to size half down on your EGs and/or Lobbs?
I definitely couldn't size down in the EGs or Lobbs. Both are a bit tite on my larger left foot curling my small toe a bit under its neighbor. Interestingly enough I was able to find a pair of 8000 last JLs from the Classic line (Adelaides) in left 9E and right my size (8.5E) and that is really what I need.
So if I could get EGs or JLs in 9E/8.5E pairs i would love it.
For my foot the higher volume available under the vamp of the Barker Black and the Mantellassi takes care of my high instep and larger left foot challenges.
Now I would size down a 1/2 size (to 8E) if I bought a JL in the 7000 last and although I am happy with the Weymouth fit I do believe that I could have made an 8E work in that shoe also.
I don't believe there is any substitute for trying these shoes on. So I have resorted to many trips to SF or LA to do so and buy or try on so I can buy at discount from other sources. Other geographic areas could use NY as a shoe fitting destination.
As a further aside, I don't try anything on at a place I haven't bought at least one pair of high end shoes at retail. I figure I owe the store at least that much.