Originally Posted by plaidguy
I ordered these same shoes in March and expect them to arrive any day now. I am a little concerned about the size that I ordered which was 1 and 1/2 sizes smaller than my "standard American size." The sales person told me that I wanted them snug and that they would ease and conform to my foot with wear. Were you told anything like that? They are beautiful shoes. Congratulations.[/quote]
Not really. And I might be concerned if I were you, as my St Crispins are 10.5 and I am usually an American 11. Having tried on several shoes that day, these were a perfect fit. The leather may well comply with your foot over time, but mine were not loose by any means. Maybe depending on where you are in the continuoum of shoe sizing, a 10 might work, but no way I'd be close to a 9.5. (I'm speaking in terms relative to my size.) The wholecut G&G s I purchased I went down to a 10 because of the construction and fit of that shoe. And those have worked out well.