Got a question for you guys: I just picked up the unlined suede chukka on the leydon last in 1/2 size larger than my Barrie sizing, but same width. The retailer did not have additional widths. They seem tight, and I am wondering how much they will stretch? Do those of you that have them find they stretch to fit the foot a bit after some wearing, or am I looking at that tightness for the life of the shoe?
Thanks for the help.
I wear a 9C/9D in barrie, and got a pair of unlined suede chukkas on Leydon in a TTS 9.5D. It's a low-volume shoe, but even on my low-volume foot, it felt snug not in width, but across the top. Within one day, they gave a bit, and now they are the most comfortable shoe. Had I gone E width to make them feel "right" in the store, they would be too loose now.
By comparison, I just got a pair of unlined suede dovers, also a Leydon 9.5D, from TSM's seconds list. They fit well, but I found it odd that they weren't nearly as snug as the chukkas. Methinks it futile to try to fathom the method to Alden's madness.