On the plus side, you've provided others with an excellent example of tiger-striping.
So my 18th birthday is coming up. Which means that I can finally go to the store directly and get sized up. I recently found out my foot width is just under 4.5inches (With socks), From what I'm seeing, most of these lasts all have 3E... and after reading numerous ebay shoe measurements on different allen edmonds listed on there, the width for 3E ranges from 4 1/8 to 4 1/4. Is there a last that extends past those measurements?
Hopefully this doesn't end up on any foot lovers websites, but could someone tell me if this is quite a low arch?
Looks about like mine, which is a slightly high. The best way to determine size is to go into the stores and get sized. That will at least get you on the right track, and then you can try on several sizes to see which one works best.
Just the issue with that is... well, the store has gotten a review for it not having exactly the best "master fitters."
So, there's hope I might fit well with the Strand? Hahaha.
Tough to say for sure. Sometimes people with wider feet have difficulty with the 65 lasted shoes. Most people go down 1/2 size in the Strand and up a width from their usual size. However, there are no strict rules - just whatever works for you.