I have weirdly shaped feet. I was a big kid, and I think my feet splayed a bit, and I have a pretty high instep. I can fit in to an American 12-I wear Bass Saddle Shoes in a 12 with substantial difficulty, and fit perfectly in to Converse High-Tops after a month of blood blisters. To be totally honest, I'm sensitive about my feet size-they kept me from some great shoes in the past.
I'm really in to Tan leather Grenson shoes, of the Fred-Sharp variety. Particularly the Sharp.
The biggest difference I am sure about is the bit more brogue going back, but in other pictures there seems to be more of a difference.
I live in the American Mid-West, so my online suppliers of Grensons are limited, and I will be living in snowy-icy conditions for a long time. I'd prefer to get this with a boot sole, but I can't find the Fred V in a UK 12 anywhere besides Barney's, and Barney's is 50 dollars more expensive. And annoying.
I am concerned about sizing, so shipping/returns are an issue, so I'm probably going to buy the Sharps on Mr Porter
in a UK Size 12.
Does anyone have experience with these? Is there something weird about the sizing? Does anyone know how I could buy the Tan Leather Freds with the boot sole? Any reason I might fit in to a UK 11? I have not bought boots since I was a kid. Is there something different about sizing them?