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Grenson sizing help

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
I ordered a pair of the Grenson Rugby's from Chris at Bennie's. Gorgeous shoes, but they didn't fit. I normally wear a 9 or 9 1/2 and the pair I ordered was a 9C. It was too tight in the toe. Do you think a 9 1/2 C would be okay? It felt snug all the way around, but would this be helped by a 1/2 size larger at all? It hurt to send them back, but it would have hurt more to have worn them. What a conundrum.
post #2 of 6
Isn't C considered a narrow fit? Most often if you don't specify you get a D.
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Yeah, they didn't have anything I wanted in D. I may have to wait for the next shipment...
post #4 of 6
I think the Grenson/Paul Stuart shoes at Bennies are marked with a US size that is 1 full size larger than the UK size, instead of 1/2 size up. Which is to say that they will tend fit just a tad on the small side (not enough to be a problem for narrow-medium width feet, but probably a factor for med-wide feet.) You say you usually wear a 9 - 9 1/2 which I take to mean a 9 1/2 if the shoe runs a bit small. So you bought a shoe that was both a half size small, and a size narrow. When the next shipment rolls in, I wouldn't go with the 9 1/2 D's, though you might be able to work a 9 1/2C.
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Thanks for the advice.
post #6 of 6
If the shoes are snug all over, you might be O.K. with a 9 1/2 C. The shoes will be about 4mm (just over 1/8") longer, which should ease the pressure on the toes. The point where the shoes narrow will be higher up on your toes (therefore will hit a narrower point; after all your heel will be lined up against the back of the shoe). Apart from the length, ½ size larger will increase the shoe in every dimension, which might be just that bit of ease you require. But if they are really tight, then a 9 1/2 D might be the better size.
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