After over 2 years of drooling over Allen Edmonds Strand, I am about to pull the trigger tomorrow.
This is my first pair of real shoes. I found a retailer here in Montreal and went to see them in person. I tried on a pair and I am officially blown away by their beauty. An old man who was trying on another dress shoe, walked over to me and asked me which ones they were, and complimented them. Then a woman with her mother smiled and made a comment about how good they looked. The salesman was laughing "need I say more?".
Anyways, I know I have slightly wider feet than average. If I wear an Adidas shell-top for 6 months, the shoe tends look stretched at the widest area.
Knowing this, I really wanted to make sure I got the correct width on these since they are really expensive (for me).
When I tried them on my first impression was that they are extremely comfortable. As I expected, they were a bit snug at the widest section. The salesman said they only had that width in stock. I asked his opinion on the width, and he said they are perfect. But of course they're going to be perfect if you only have these in stock right?
So, is it supposed to fit a bit snug at the widest section? Or should it be just touching? Does the distance between the lace sections indicate anything? It was almost touching at the bottom and about a 1/4" at the top.
Can anyone offer some insight?