This week I purchased my first two pairs of Alden's... A pair of Epaulet Alt Wiens, and Jcrew LWBs.
Unfortuantely, neither fit me and are going back, and I'm hoping some of you can help me out.
I'm a 10 on a Brannock device. So I ordered a 9 and a 9 1/2. Both were HUGE on me.
Or were they? Where is the end of your toe supposed to fall in these shoes? in the 9 1/2, I had a thumb and a half between the end of my big toe and the inside of the shoe. On the 9's, slightly less. This is too big, correct? I ordered a replacement pair of Alt Wiens in 8 and will hope for the best... but two full sizes below my Brannock size? Does that sound crazy?
Please help. I am hoping this doesn't turn into weeks of various shoe sizes passing each other in the post....
I find the key to fitting length is to make sure the joint at the ball of your big toe lines up with the apex/flex point of the sole. If your toes are short relative to the length of your foot (long arch) you will have more room in a properly fitting shoe than someone with relatively long toes. By trying to fix what appears to be too long of a shoe, you may find the flex of your foot and the flex of the shoe don't agree, and that ain't no fun. How does the rest of the shoe feel?