Ugh, it seems that everywhere is backordered on the 975 in 8.5E.
Maybe I will just order the 8.5D from Shoemart and take advantage of their excellent return policy. Or should I order the 8.5EEE, since I do like to sinch my shoes down very tight; I don't like much of the throat showing through between the eyelets.
Or maybe just order both? You guys said shell won't stretch much, correct?
Perhaps shell cordovan is not meant to be right now and I should consider the Tobacco longwings instead.