Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser
Can anyone speak to the difference between a D-width and E-width shoe/boot on the 82 last? I have a balmoral shoe in size UK9D on the 82 last that is the most snug of my EGs -- noticeably narrower than shoes in that size on the 888 last
. It still feels tight when I first put it on in the morning. but opens up during the day. I also have a lace-up boot in size UK9E on the 202 last that is wearable but a little more room in the forefoot than I would like. Am I better off in UK9D or UK9E for the Galway in the 82 last? I'm leaning toward the latter because I would be wearing thicker socks with the boot, and the boot can be laced tighter than a shoe.
I wear D and E widths more or less interchangeably on numerous EG lasts (UK9) - with one exception: 82 last (I need an E width as D is too tight). In my experience, an 82 lasted shoe or boot in D width fits significantly narrower than a shoe or boot in D width on, say, the 888 or 202.
I have an 82 lasted bal that is crazy snug - it works because I had it stretched (I only bought them because they were a steal).
Axels sells its Galways on the 82 and only in D width. They are too tight for me - and I have a medium to slightly narrow foot.