Hello. I had a chance to try simpson last oxford. Length, width around the ball joints are OK, but my instep is higher than it should be for simpson last. Angle of V is too wide.
Would there be any last suitable for high instep but narrow feet?
IMHO, if your lace-up shoes in your normal size fit well, you definitely shouldn't size down. The shoe would be too short and too narrow in that case. The difference in feel between calf and cordovan (and suede for that matter) doesn't warrant going for a different size. I made that mistake the hard way with suede chukkas, thinking they will stretch a lot. They do a bit, in the width, but the shorter length means that my feet still hurt after I had them on for a couple of hours.
hey ran through this and did not see anything definitive on inca to rain, or uetam to rain... 7UK Rain fits like it was made for me after about 3 wears, the first 3 being a hair snug.
It would appear that the inca and uetam would also be a 7, but as I said, I didn't see anything definitive, more piece meal.
I also wear a 7UK in CJ 348, which also fits quite well, albeit not as well as the rain, but it's splitting hairs at that point.