I have never stepped foot in a brick and mortar location because I live in upstate NY and the closest actual AE store that carries anything close to my size is at least a 6 hour drive. I will be in Manhattan in 2 weeks and I want to finally get properly fitted at a store that will have my size in stock. I measure 8E on the brannock device printout and I would like to be able to try on sizes that range from 7.5 E 7.5EE 8E 8EE for many different shoes so that after being fitted, I am confident with my orders moving forward. I have returned so many seconds due to the fit not being correct and it is quite draining.
What store would be my best bet? Am I going to have issues finding these sizes or having an SA work with me to try and find my size for 5-10 different style shoes? What is a good strategy to go about doing this? I was thinking about just putting my cards on the table and telling them that I want to try on a ton of different shoes to find my size but then maybe committing to the student interview offer so that they know I will at least buy something.
Thanks in advance