Originally Posted by stubbsj20
Question for all who own GT/Beckman Boots. I am a Brannock size 11.5 for my right foot and a 10.5 for my left foot. My question is should I go with a size 10.5 D or 11 D in the Beckman Boots? I have tried both on and the 11 D fits comfortably across the ball of my foot with a little bit of heel slippage. The 10.5 D fits pretty snug across the ball of my foot with minimal heel slippage. Both sizes were tried on with a medium weight dress sock (not a thick, more winter style sock). After reading some reviews, I don’t know how much stretching to expect. Do they stretch a lot, a little, etc. Ultimately, I don't want the boots to stretch out so much that my feet are swimming. I also am planning not to use an insert. Thank you in advance for your help.
I measure a 9.5E on my left and 10D on my right on a Brannock. That being said, I wear 9D in Allen Edmonds and Frye boots. I wear an 8.5 in 1k's. I went with 8.5 my GT's and IR' and while snug, width-wise, the length seems to be spot on. Interestingly, from day one, I had no heel slip in the IR's; but the GT's had some slight slip. Aside from the tongue/lace area, they fit the same. So I think the heel slip is a result of the stiffer leather sole and the the stiffer upper. My expectation is that the heel slip will go away with break-in. The harness leather of the IR's already showed some creasing just wearing them around the house. No creasing at all wearing the GT's around the house. Hope this helps.