Originally Posted by myztikal47
Which AE shoes did you try on? I tried the strands and it seems that even AEs shoes fit different depending on the style.
I tried on the McClain's and Augusta which were the only one's they had in that size and I felt like they were really big as well. I eventually got the Park Ave's, which are supposed to be the same last as the Strand and Fifth Aves, in my regular size of 8D (I had gotten a good deal on ebay). They do have a little bit of room width-wise but they still feel a lot better than the 8.5Cs that I had tried on. I'm looking to get the Strand's eventually as well so I think I'm going to go for an 8C next time. For what it's worth, I did email allen edmonds and the lady did tell me that the 7 (I think) last is their longest; so, to echo what others have said, the room in front of the toes probably shouldn't be relied on too much as a measuring stick.