True. I tried it on as well.
Almost all the AE lasts come in wides but they all fit completely differently. You're just going to have to buy a few pairs and experiment. Nordstroms is a good place to do this.
Even in the 5 last? I find the instep low on them and the heel is pretty narrow.
I don't know about last numbers but at the AE company store in San Francisco,
when any of their models fit accross the widest part of my foot, the heel and instep
was so loose that I could have walked out of them.
Edited by comrade - 12/11/12 at 1:17pm