For what it is worth, it isn't justification for return, if it were me.
To each his own.
This might be a forever rehashed question but with all the recent NST posts, I am curious. For all the new Aberdeen last boots out there, I am curious what size you all bought in comparison to your Barrie last size? And what your impressions are of the fit.
I wear 13D on Barrie. I do 13E on Grant and Aberdeen.
I'm an 8.5D Barrie and took 9D on the Aberdeen NSTs. The fit seems to be spot on, but this is also just based on trying them on for a short time. I've tried the Aberdeen last (NST shoes) in 8.5E and that fit worked well. But I prefer the look of the 9Ds -- unnecessarily going wider in Aberdeen seems a bit of a contradiction given the sleekness of the last.
My nose was in my phone again, so my wife asked, what I was reading. Again: the Alden thread.
How can guys possibly have so much to say about shoes? she asked.
So I had her read a page (50 posts)
Her response: I had no idea--these Aldens are like celebrities!