+1 and +1
Thank you everyone for the responses so far. Fred, the PS looks interesting. I've never seen it before, but I pass the store everyday on my way to work and will definitely stop in to try it on sometime soon.
Kmarotta, how much longer is the toe box on the Lowndes than the Inca? For someone with a large foot (two actually) this may look off (I'm a 12US). When you say the C+J fits a wider foot better, does that mean the last simply has more room?
Sprout, what do you dislike?
C&J makes most shoes in an ENGLISH E which is a US C. Some models are an F (US D) or G (US E) or both widths. They also have a couple of models in a UK D and B (US B and AA)
And btw, all of these UK companies that began making shoes in Northhampton formerly used numbers for the fittings before they changed to letters so they are all aware that a fitting 6 is an F (US D) With everyone using F for their medium fitting, C&J is not going to use E and be the odd man out for no reason or cause confusion. So I wouldn't pay any attention to people on here who keep claiming (wrongly) that a C&J E is a medium.
These look like hammerhead sharks
Allow me to complicate things for you a bit.