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Hey man,

 

The advice I give to anyone with sizing questions is to 1) read up online on how to understand the readings of a brannock device (link:https://brannock.com/pages/instructions-fitting-tips), then 2) go to any shoe store or store that sells shoes (belk, macy's, nordstrom, payless, literally any place that sells shoes) and take pictures just like the one you posted of the readings for both feet on a brannock.  Come back to us with your readings and pics as well as information like you have a high arch or low arch and then we can try to guide you on what size/lasts might work for your foot.

 

Also, for further reading, here's @Neo1's detailed fit guide that describes how the different lasts fit.  http://www.styleforum.net/a/allen-edmonds-fit-sizing-help

 

 

P.S. Damn you got some wide feet.

Yeah, it's pretty wide. My parents used to call me Monkey feet. I'll definitely be doing that as soon as it stops raining over here (I bike) & I had looked into Neo1's guide, but when it comes to purchasing a used shoe on ebay, and his guide does list that "some people find it too wide" and "some people find it too narrow" but I really need to know for sure if it is wider than another last. I want to make sure it compliments my foot size/width, and over time looks even better.

 

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Based on your sizing and width, I would recommend you find/buy a pair in eee with a blucher lace as opposed to the closed balmoral laces. Preferably this would be in a larger last such as the 678 or 511. If they fit, you can explore other shoes built on the other lasts. If they are too narrow, you may have to go up in length since AE does not do eeee. If that does not work you will likely be restricted to the very few companies that make shoes in eeee widths, such as Alden. I am sure there are others, but Alden will be the better choice for quality if you have to go to eeee. You may also check out the forum thread for wide feet for advice.

Will definitely look into Alden also.

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@firefit Not sure what kind of styles you're looking for, but in addition to all the MiA Sea Islands, seems like NR is also loaded with the Mojave webgems - id recommend trying one of those - worst case is you return it to the store. Little on the very casual side but I think the chances of you getting one to work are high.

After thinking a little more, also would consider the following - odenwald, duke (not in a D), Boone, Arezzo.
Edited by Neo1 - 6/23/16 at 2:34am
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Busy day yesterday so I forgot to post my Walnut Wednesday pic. (Color is slightly lighter IRL.)

 

My daily @dapkicks pic: (Click to show)
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New Bloor Streets

 

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Maiden Voyage of the shell Strand factory seconds that I picked up from the current Tent Sale. Now that I've worn them outdoors, I guess that means I'm keeping them!

 

The natural sunlight really brings out a certain depth of color that is not visible under florescent office lighting.

 

 

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Chili Bryons for Wednesday. This old balmoral style on the 4 last, works very well with a high instep. One of the few balmorals that do. The Fifth Ave., the replacement for the Byron, was moved to the 5 last which does not work nearly as well.

 

 

Chili Byrons also work well on Thursday.

 

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@firefit Not sure what kind of styles you're looking for, but in addition to all the MiA Sea Islands, seems like NR is also loaded with the Mojave webgems - id recommend trying one of those - worst case is you return it to the store. Little on the very casual side but I think the chances of you getting one to work are high.

After thinking a little more, also would consider the following - odenwald, duke (not in a D), Boone, Arezzo.

Referring to the actual styles, I am deeply in love with the Strand and Mcallister, but unfortunately they fall under the common last which if I downsized it by 1/2 the likeliness of getting a good fit on a 3E seems very unlikely. Will be going to get my foot measured with the Brannock device soon. Thanks all!
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Busy day yesterday so I forgot to post my Walnut Wednesday pic. (Color is slightly lighter IRL.)


My daily @dapkicks pic: (Click to show)

Strands? did u use polish ? they look a bit darker than mine. love the shoelaces
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Strands? did u use polish ? they look a bit darker than mine. love the shoelaces

 

I believe they are discontinued Rush Streets. Love the look of them, wish I could find them in my size but alas they and the eglin eluded me. 

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The second sexiest shoe, behind oxblood Warwick imo. It's my Friday today and work just needs to end
post #7556 of 17586
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Strands? did u use polish ? they look a bit darker than mine. love the shoelaces

 

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Originally Posted by M2511 View Post
 

I believe they are discontinued Rush Streets. Love the look of them, wish I could find them in my size but alas they and the eglin eluded me. 

 

@robster35 - as @M2511 mentioned, these are the Rush Streets in golden brown. Basically the cxl/dainite cousin of the Strand. I found this make-up gives me a little more versatility over a walnut strand.

 

I hope you are enjoying your new Strands. FYI... I prefer using neutral polish rather than AE's walnut. Better yet, I have found that a little Meltonian cognac, or even AE's bourbon or dark brown, really helps tone down and add depth to AE's walnut.

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Working at home today, so much more casual than yesterday. Navy CXL and denim!

 

Crazy how different these Kirks fit compared to the Nordy/USA made Sea Islands. These are 9B (my 5-last is 9D; 9D might have been best in these but I was attempting to control for volume, knew the cxl would give slightly, and wear them with thin no-show socks), yet there was NO way I could make 9.5D work in the Sea Island, even knowing the suede would stretch.

 

My daily @dapkicks pic: (Click to show)
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So I was out thrifting yesterday and found 2 pair of AE's in my size.   I picked up a pair of Glasgow loafers in light brown and a pair of York zip boots in black.   I'm not much of a loafer or zip boot guy but they were my size, in great shape, and the price was right ($20 each).   I have found some info on the Glasgow's but very little on the York.  Anyone know anything about these boots.  Pic below:) 


Finally wearing the Glasgow loafers I picked up at Goodwill.  I fixed the heel and threw a quick coat of polish on them (they certainly need some more work).   These aren't marked as seconds (no little boot on the bottom) but I'm thinking maybe they didn't do that back when these were made?  I did notice that the piping on the left shoe is a little cooked near the toe.  Like I said, not a loafer guy so I am struggling to decide if I like these or not.  

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One of my favs and oldest AEs.



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