They seem to vary a bit. My usual size was tighter at the arch than the Leeds, but the toe room was the same. I tried one in my usual size (an older one) and it was painfully tight at the arch. I also tried another one that fit okay, but still quite tight. I went up 1/2 size in the Wilbert and it fits much better. The one thing I really don't like about the shoe is that the heel is very large and loose. I had heel slip no matter what size, but you can fix it by tying your laces like runners laces.
Also, a general FYI -- AE's sneakers are not recraftable.
Thanks. Looks like I'm SOL on the cheapo pair I was considering as a bad weather beater. I'm between an 11.5D and 12D and these are 11.5D. I've got a Long Branch in 12, and it's a bit large, but workable with thicker wool socks. I'll have to look for an 11.5E or maybe venture into the 12s.
I'm not in love with the style, but figured at some point I'd take a gamble on a split toe and this seemed like a pretty good place to start barnweaseling.
FYI, knew about your FYI, but I'm curious as to why you mentioned it in a post about the Wilbert, which is fully recraftable and not a sneaker. Or, am I missing a reference to a post long-gone-by?