That's not too surprising. Shell cordovan runs slightly larger than their calf/suede counterparts. Shell cannot be stretched as tightly around the last as calf skin. Hence, it fits just a bit looser. Hopefully that is what this was.
I picked up the black calf NST derby and the chocolate suede plain toe boot which were the best options available in my size. I had them shipped home to which actually saved me money vs. NY sales tax. Details to follow.
I now wear shell Modified last in a half size larger than my first pair from Moulded. My shoes sizes in other brands have not changed in the same period. Go figure.
Edited by kolecho - 7/8/12 at 10:56pm