Hey guys it's my first post on here. I recently started a new job and got serious about shoes. Based on price to quality ratio and many favorable reviews I went with Meermin and ordered the season - appropriate Chelsea boots in dark brown calf. I ordered without trying in size 7.5 at their recommendation and they were a bit too big so I requested an exchange. In the meantime I had the opportunity to try on various Carmina shoes including boots and their size 7 fits me perfectly. Meermin said I should be the same size in their shoes so I ordered the replacement pair in size 7.
The fit feels snug especially side to side and vertically, but there is a bit of heel slip when I walk. It's my first pair of Chelseas and Goodyear welted so I don't know what to expect. It's tolerable now and could possibly be eliminated with thicker socks but I fear it might get worse in time. They don't currently have the next size down (6.5) and I'm afraid it would be too tight overall anyway. Since the returns are at the customer's expense, a second exchange would make them quite a bit pricier so I'm contemplating either keeping them or returning them for a full refund and I need your advice regarding the fit after the break in period from your experience.