I wear a nike 13, an adidas 13, and I wear a 12 alden hampton an a 12 alden Leydon last. And I wear a 11.5 barrie and a 11.5 trubalance last. It is weird for a nube, to size down that far, it was weird for me, but that is the way they are sized. You are not alone in buying a shoe too large the first time around. A lot of people do, and I did too. And they are still for sale! SZ13 Leydon last 1494 chukkas!
I recently received my first pair of Aldens (Rough Roy on Trubalance last) and I have a question about the size. Before I ordered them, I went to a local Alden retailer and had my foot measured- 10E. I usually wear a 10 1/2 in sneakers so that measurement was consistent with the general consensus on SF that the Trubalance last runs 1/2 size large. When I received my 10E Rough Roys, however, they seem way too big. Here are some photos (the last one is a comparison to a Clarks DB in size 10 that fits me well)...what do you guys think? Is this how these boots are supposed to fit or are they too big?