ok i may be just slow today but what Arizor is saying seems to be in conflict with what rydenfan is saying.
it seems like arizor is saying to go with the same numerical number as your alden barrie/trubalance for the 2030 last. so for steel28, he is advised to go with 8.5UK and he is an 8.5D barrie/trubalance
but rydenfan is saying he went for 7.5UK when he is and 8.5US TTS and an 8D barrie. i would think then that rydenfan would need an 8UK based on arizor's advice.
can someone please reconcile this?
I can't since I don't know anything about Alden lasts, but Rydenfan also told me that he took a 7.5 UK in the Trickers 4497 last, and that he needed an insole to make those fit. Based on this, I recommended that he go with the 7.5 in the 2030, since they are similar in length and shape, but the 2030 last is more shallow through the midfoot. Note also, please the difference in materials. My scout boots are in a really unyielding nubuck, which is often used in workboots, while my Trickers on the 4497 last are in a much softer suede. Materials can make a difference in the comfort level.