Hi guys, first time Style Forum poster, and my apologies for bringing up a boring sizing question again. I did use the search, but I still don't have piece of mind about this: I am close to purchasing my first pair of Aldens, i.e. the Chukka boot on a Barrie last (D width). The thing is, I'll have to pay a lot of shipping to have them sent to Japan, and also pay 30% import taxes, so I really want to get the size right the first time.
I understand that I will have to size down the for the Barrie last. But I am still not sure if I should size down a half or full size. Could you anyone give me some recommendation about this? My "usual" shoe size is US12. My feet (with socks) measure to 11.5" length and 4.1" width.
Here are some of my current shoes that I own and fit well:
Yuketen Country Ranger US 11.5
Tricker's Woodstock (Country Last) UK10.5, Width 5 (they fit lengthwise, but I have to pull the laces really tight to fight slippage)
I'm a US11.5, and take:
US 11.5 on Plaza, Hampton, Leydon
US 11 on Barrie
UK 10 on Trickers Country lasts (have the same problem as you length is good, but the have way to much volume above the foot)
So US 11.5 Barrie should be right for you!