Originally Posted by zissou
Man, I'm about to give up. I have a pair of the Zermatts that fit rather well, but long, which is expected from Heschung. I've been trying to find a pair of Lothiers that fit my foot, but there seems to be way too much volume in the boot. I typically wear a US10-10.5, but 9.5D in Alden's Barrie last, and a 9.5 in the Zermatts. I've sized down to 9 in the Lothiers, and everything still fits big except for the width of the ball of the foot. The facings (eyelet tabs) on the right boot, which seems to feel larger than the left) go all askew when I lace the boot. From what I understand, this is either a defect, or the shoe is just too voluminous for my feet. It's also hard to wrap my head around the fact that Heschungs have open facings like a derby, but seem to be meant to meet in the middle like an oxford.
Yeah, Heschung fits can be confusing. For me, to large, as in, not too long, but too much volume, is fine with me. I never lace up my shoes unless I am going to walk a ways - ijust don't like anything that feels constrictive, but I understand that some people like a rather snug fit. The Apaches are also, incredibly voluminous. I have a pair of size 9UK (I am usually a 9.5 UK, except in gunboat lasts like the trickers 4444, in which I am a 9), and these things are way more roomy. I really like some of the styles, though, so I persist, even though every year there is at least one model that is a complete crapshoot. Never tried on the Lotheirs. I think that @Synthese did though, and he might be able to comment.