My first post on styleforum as I only developed an interest in shoes in the last couple of months. I'm also very interested in watches, fountain pens and classical music but who cares .
I've just bought my first decent pair of dress shoes and after quite some research I ended up buying the Crockett & Jones Edgware. I apologies for the bad cell-phone picture and my not-so-good-english. I had lots of stress buying a pair of shoes that cost more then 500 euros (shoe trees included) and I have a history of buying almost all of my shoes too small. The 348 last is considered a more difficult last for fitting but I think I will be OK with this shoes and they seem to fit rather good. Off course, this is only the third day that I wear the shoes since I bought them and the heel slip (and the blisters) that I experienced the first day are already gone. There is still some pressure on my small toe but I think the leather is still rather stiff. I'll wait another month and if the shoes are (very) comfortable by then I'll probably buy a suede Hallam as well for a more casual look.
Is it possible to say if my shoes are too small or too big (or just fine) by watching the creaks? I'm still a bit nervous for the size although they are already rather comfortable and I've only worn them for 2,5 days now. I've read that some people have to wear the Edgware a lot before they are comfortable. Apparantly the dark brown leather on the Edgware would be very stiff at beginning but I'm not sure if this true.
Your comments are definitely welcome.