New to Alden, hope you fellows can help me out on a sizing question. I have got plenty of shell from Carmina already so i know what i´m exposing myself to also considering a venture into Alden
Should be noted naturally that i´m in a location making me unable to try out sizes and lasts in a brick and mortar location
I currently use the following
10E on AE 65 with a nice but not to snug fit
10D on AE 511 with a generous fit allowing for some thick socks
Used to squeeze into AE 108 last 10D but they were to snug to be comfortable for a full day, liked the aesthetics of the last enough though to stick with this for a while
Carmina (in the lasts standard width that varies between E and EE)
UK 9 Oskar best boot fit. Semi snug with some room for medium weight socks
UK 9 Forrest best derby fit. Snug fit all over
UK9 Rain a bit to wide in the forefoot for me, also my instep is a bit on the lower side.
UK9 Soller rather generously allowing some medium weight socks but not loose enough to size down
UK9 Detroit fits very generously allowing thick socks, only Carmina last where i would consider going down half a size
Where would that put me looking into going Alden with eyes currently on the sleeker last such as Aberdeen and Plaza? Any input appreciated
I don't have any experience with Carmina but I take the same size in plaza/aberdeen as AE5. Im sure others can provide some extra advice. Give theshoemart a try if you want to try on shoes but are worried about returns. Good luck!