I'm looking to get a pair of #8 alden cordovan straight tip boots in the barrie last from Alden of SF. I'm a 7E on the brannock with a high arch and instep.
Firstly, if the Barrie last good for people with a high instep?
Secondly, I've seen most recommendations to be half a size down so 6.5E, but there was this guy on askandyaboutclothes that recommended TTS and one width down, so 7D for me. He said that this would reduce heel slip but I'm not 100% sure.
Thirdly, is the grant last suitable for a person with a high instep?