Originally Posted by SerialComma
I'd really like to see what brown chromexcel looks like after it's seen some action. Does anyone have any fit shots of what to expect over time?
Also, for you Trench boot owners, have you seen much stretch in the leather? My feet are rather narrow, and an 11.5 lengthwise fits me great, but I'm swimming in the shoe otherwise. My big toe touches the front of an 11, but the rest of the shoe fits great. Any insight/suggestions/experience would be appreciated.
I will be honest (and I've mentioned this in the past) but I am the skeptic who doesn't see how the trench boot fits *anyone*. I wear 9.5EEE Allen Edmonds, 9 or 9.5 W1K, 9EE on the 800 last, 9.5EE on the 114 last, 9.5E on the Modified and Barrie lasts (both of which run long at the toe).
My 9.5 Trench boots are too short and too wide. My big toe stubs against the end, and my feet freely slide side to side. If I wear super thick socks, my big toe is killed at the end, and still its only a marginally snug fit on the sides, and still swimming on the heel. It's a gorgeous boot, and I probably should have tried to make a switch or return back when I got them. I've been waiting for boot season to come again (nowish) to throw 'em up for sale, so I probably will within the next few weeks.