Gents, I am not a good photographer but I can tell you for the money, grab it! Great value.
My only problem is do I want brown or Natural and 11.5D or 12D. I ordered two to compare color and size.
Potentially rainy day, so I tried my Malones again this morning. They are still tight near the pinky toe, like my Randolphs. Definitely not an end-of-day foot swelling thing. I'm thinking it's best to send them back.
Did any of you change sizing for your Malones vs. your 65 last size? Length seems OK. Given the casual design, I was thinking of going up a width from D to an E. That seems weird, because I think my feet are kind of narrow. But they say each size is, what, about 1/16"? Might make the difference.
Worth gambling another 10 bucks on a $97 shoe to try it?
I wear the Malone in my natural size (8 D), and my Park Aves in 7.5 E. Both fit perfectly for my feet. So I would go up 1/2 size and down 1/2 width from the 65 balmorals. Each size is 3/16 of an inch (roughly) bigger. My Malones do not feel tight at all in the toe box and are actually pretty generous-fitting. It's a fantastic casual shoe, and one of the most comfortable shoes I own. I actually like it much more than the Wilbert. Hope this helps.
I don't know. The two sizes I have 11.5D and 12D are very close to the same. I think I am opting for the 12D as I think with thick socks it will be best, the other might be tight.
I don't think you have much to lose by trying it at $97. Also, I should let you know that I do own a Park Ave in 8.5 D that fits me very well, but has a bit of excess volume in the front. But my best size is definitely 7.5 E in the Park and Strand. The Malone is not what I could call a long shoe, so maybe 9 E might be a bad idea if your toes end up touching the front. I would try 10 E.
I also don't ask for pictures, as I trust the sales people's honesty. I've mostly bought shoes from the Ohio store, and have had very good results. Kristie is indeed, very helpful. I know some stores will not bother sending you pictures, so I'm not speaking for all the outlets.
Kristle takes the same size as me for the most part (7D), so there's more of a selection at that place than in other locations (since she's gotta get first dibs). If she was ever around my neck of the woods and I had access to a selection like that, I'd be in some deep shit, as my collection would probably grow exponentially at that point, lol.