Originally Posted by rainbowgrease
I emailed Tricker's about this issue and this is what they had to say:
"The 4497 last comes up true to size and we would suggest that you stick to a 6 1/2, if you normally wear a 6 1/2. If you have anything made on the 4444 last then go for a size 6."
heterophilous I do agree that this may not be correct in all cases, but it appears to be the most common response to the sizing question of the 4444 last. However I can only reference the 4497 last in my personal experience and to be honest I do get tempted to order a full size down since the 4497 does feels more roomier than expected.
tricker's is correct when they say that 4497s fits TTS. and that's what i'm saying as well.
the issue, here, is working out the conversion from US to UK sizes, and that's where i disagree with tricker's.
they suggest that you size down only a half size from your TTS US size. whereas i know many people who actually drop down one full size from their TTS US size.
that's why i say, it's best to have a good reference for what your actual TTS UK size is with some other british shoe brands. if you're clear on what your TTS UK size is, then the guidance that tricker's gives on its various lasts make perfect sense.
the exceptions here are if you have a high instep, wide feet, prefer chunky socks on roomier fit, etc . . .