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I wear an 11d in plaza and a 10.5d trubalance fits perfect. rest assured!
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That about describes my feet as well.  What size did you end up determining was a good fit on the Barrie relative to your typical dress shoe size?

Well this is an interesting question--and a long answer. I had always thought that I was a 9 or 9.5D. Kathy spent the first 10 minutes measuring my feet and told me, in no uncertain terms, that I am not a 9-anything. My forefoot is so wide that people have continually sold me larger shoes to help me get beyond that width. I have to credit SF member Fritzl who has steadfastly maintained that my fit was not good. Great knowledge there. Kathy said I am an 8.5E or, as in the Barrie, an 8E. Only a shoe geek can understand what this information meant to me. Now I have to rebuild my shoewardrobe.
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Well this is an interesting question--and a long answer. I had always thought that I was a 9 or 9.5D. Kathy spent the first 10 minutes measuring my feet and told me, in no uncertain terms, that I am not a 9-anything. My forefoot is so wide that people have continually sold me larger shoes to help me get beyond that width. I have to credit SF member Fritzl who has steadfastly maintained that my fit was not good. Great knowledge there. Kathy said I am an 8.5E or, as in the Barrie, an 8E. Only a shoe geek can understand what this information meant to me. Now I have to rebuild my shoewardrobe.

sounds like a gift and a curse...

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Well this is an interesting question--and a long answer. I had always thought that I was a 9 or 9.5D. Kathy spent the first 10 minutes measuring my feet and told me, in no uncertain terms, that I am not a 9-anything. My forefoot is so wide that people have continually sold me larger shoes to help me get beyond that width. I have to credit SF member Fritzl who has steadfastly maintained that my fit was not good. Great knowledge there. Kathy said I am an 8.5E or, as in the Barrie, an 8E. Only a shoe geek can understand what this information meant to me. Now I have to rebuild my shoewardrobe.

Thanks for sharing. This was very interesting.
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color 8 boots x frans boone

 

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Can anyone who owns both plaza and trubalance lasts compare the fit?

I wear a 10D in plaza and have a 9.5D in trubalance on its way. Does that sound about right?

Also maybe I should mention that the 10D is cordovan whilst the 9.5D will be chromexcel; for some reason I remember thinking that cordovan is a slightly larger fit than its chromexcel equivalent.

I'm worried sizing down 1/2 might still leave the boot too big.

This is a good question. Rule of thumb says that this is correct. However I have found that a more comfortable fit for me was going down a full size with the Trubalance last. I have always gone with a 9.5D with the Trubalance and Barrie lasts. By chance, I tried on a 9D on the Trubalance, and found that to be a perfect fit. The barrie last works differently for me. A 9D on that last does not work. I've stuck with a 9.5D there. (I am also a 10D on the Plaza last).


All that being said, everyone's foot is different so YMMV. I hope this didn't confuse your issue however perhaps try on a 9D as well and see if that works for you?
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sounds like a gift and a curse...

Yes. So many shoes to buy..........
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Thanks for sharing. This was very interesting.

No problem. I try to help as I have been helped.
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Well this is an interesting question--and a long answer. I had always thought that I was a 9 or 9.5D. Kathy spent the first 10 minutes measuring my feet and told me, in no uncertain terms, that I am not a 9-anything. My forefoot is so wide that people have continually sold me larger shoes to help me get beyond that width. I have to credit SF member Fritzl who has steadfastly maintained that my fit was not good. Great knowledge there. Kathy said I am an 8.5E or, as in the Barrie, an 8E. Only a shoe geek can understand what this information meant to me. Now I have to rebuild my shoewardrobe.

 

Interesting.  Does the ball of your foot match up with the widest forefront point on the Chukkas? 

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She just wanted to sell more shoes (3), I had someone put me as a DOUBLE E before just to sell me something.  I'm a regular D.

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Has anyone had experience treating their tan or snuff suede with the purpose of darkening them? If so, has it worked?

 

Thanks.

 

(formerly ThArtOfWardrobe...I tired of the pun handle)

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My modeest pickups over the weekend. Went out with the intention of buying just the Van's in the middle, ended up coming home with Natty CXL Longwings and #8 LHS. No idea how that happened. uhoh.gif

 

 

 

 

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Thanks.

(formerly ThArtOfWardrobe...I tired of the pun handle)
I'll accept the new moniker as long as your enthusiasm and good humor remains the same. Welcome "newbie!"
Edited by BeSpiffington - 4/2/13 at 11:28am
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Interesting.  Does the ball of your foot match up with the widest forefront point on the Chukkas? 

Yes. That said, the front of my foot is essentially flat - think Fred Flintstone.
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