Originally Posted by TtownMD
So you are recommending going half size down from your rain size on 804 last? On lace up boots & shoes? Or sticking to sa,e exact size as rain?
From my experience, I'd recommend sizing down 1/2 a size for oxfords. The 804 last is considerably longer than the 946 last in the same size. The difference is smaller between 804 and Rain, but it's still there. But then again, I believe the majority of people don't size down. So again, to be clear, this was my experience. I've been visiting SkoAB for the last couple of months hoping they'd have size UK7,5 on the 804 so I could test it/confirm that I'm a size UK7,5 since, well, everything else was pointing towards that direction. But when I was there last week and they didn't have any UK7,5 in stock I said to myself what the hell, why not try size UK7. And obviously, that was the right size for me.
The same thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago when I was at Shoegazing's trunk show with Vass amongst others. I was sure I would be size 41,5 on the new SP last since my U last size is 41,5. Turned out I was a size 41 on the new last. Go figure.