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post #556 of 1416
They should fit tts out of the box. If they are hurting your feet, you're wearing the wrong size.
post #557 of 1416
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Originally Posted by accordion View Post

Sizing question. I went true instead of sizing down for my achilles because of having wide feet. My feet hurt very badly during the break-in period when walking for long periods. More than a year later, the shoes fit comfortably except for the length/toe room which could be a tad less. I'm thinking that the difference in width between one size probably matters very little, and for all leather sneakers that use the same margom sole, I should be sizing for length instead of width since the leather will stretch anyway. Is this correct?

I think there is some width/girth variance between sizes but can't confirm this since I've generally only owned 45s. Between the styles there is significant width/girth variance (as noted above). For the Achilles specifically, if the shoes were very painful initially I don't think you would have been better served sizing down. If you have significant slippage now, you might try the 3/4 insole mentioned above to achieve a better fit, but given your initial issue this may serve to cramp your mid too much.

Achilles may just not be for you. In future I'd look into BBall Lows (above comparison) or perhaps the Retro/Vintage Lows, possibly sized down one (comparison forthcoming).
post #558 of 1416

Thanks. I think sizing down might be best for me then. I didn't realize that the upper determines more of the fit than the sole shape. My brannock size is 10.5EE so I'll probably go 43 next time. Was looking at the velcro strap lows.

post #559 of 1416
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Originally Posted by bumblehair View Post

To each their own. But I do remember now why I don't come here often.

Or just start a Golden Goose and/o Diemme thread? Most people talking about a specific brand are more likely to like that brand computer to others.

Fwiw, I like both Common Projects and Golden Goose, for different purposes and looks.
post #560 of 1416
Will be posting in our B&S tan suede SS16 Chelsea in size 42. Worn once indoors.

PM for more info, price below retail and you will be happy.
post #561 of 1416
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Originally Posted by accordion View Post

Thanks. I think sizing down might be best for me then. I didn't realize that the upper determines more of the fit than the sole shape. My brannock size is 10.5EE so I'll probably go 43 next time. Was looking at the velcro strap lows.

It's a combination - the last determines how well a shoes is going to fit your foot, hence the wide variance in widths/volume between the styles. But the lace construction is also going to determine how well the shoe wraps your foot.

In any event, I don't think sizing down with the Achilles would be a good idea. Trying the BBalls or the Retro and possibly sizing down may benefit you but you may just want to try those styles in the same size.
post #562 of 1416
even without a discount code or anything, is tbs still the cheapest place to get white achilles lows?
post #563 of 1416
Tbs or gr ailed/eBay/B&S
post #564 of 1416
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Originally Posted by masshi View Post

even without a discount code or anything, is tbs still the cheapest place to get white achilles lows?


what is tbs?

post #565 of 1416
tres-bien shop
post #566 of 1416

Another BBall low sizing question: if size 41 Achilles fits perfect and a 41 Derby shine feels tight for me, should I still size down for BBall or get a 41? Thanks

post #567 of 1416
I would get a 41, derby shines are a dress shoe and stretch like it. I'm a 44 in all 3, they all fit differently obviously but I wouldn't size differently. Achilles are the tightest of the 3, bballs are the loosest.
post #568 of 1416
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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post

... they all fit differently obviously but I wouldn't size differently. Achilles are the tightest of the 3, bballs are the loosest.

This.  I tried to size down once (on the desert boots), and it was really uncomfortable.  The BBalls are roomier than the Achilles, but not anywhere near a full size.

post #569 of 1416
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Originally Posted by Szeen View Post

Another BBall low sizing question: if size 41 Achilles fits perfect and a 41 Derby shine feels tight for me, should I still size down for BBall or get a 41? Thanks

Like has been commented, sizing down isn't a good option. See my post from a couple pages ago comparing the Achilles and BBalls.
post #570 of 1416

Will be visiting Berlin in the summer. I assume there may be places I could pick up CPs on the cheap (relatively)?

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