For sure, I have a low instep and narrow heels and the Van LHS fits me like a glove in 7.5D. The same size in Barrie has me close to closing the gap when lacing my CXL PTB and still a little bit of wiggle in the heel.
one of my favorite shoes
not for sale
if you are considering the size 11 on ebay, they fit tts.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I love the red tones.
Yeah it's a tricky last. I was able to try on the 990 in a 7.5D and the 975 in 8D locally and though the 8D felt decent in most areas it was just too much heel room. The 7.5D is a bit snug on my baby toe in my CXL PTB but I think most shell shoes would be slightly roomier due to the shell being a bit tougher to last as tight.
I am hoping the 7.5D Leffot tanker fits perfect when it arrives as it is a grail item for me. I have been lusting after it since coming to this thread.
We'll see I guess, fingers crossed. I wear a medium/heavy weight sock in most of my shoes and boots so I could always drop to a thinner sock if needed. I am sure I will find a way to make it work as long as they don't cause me any pain haha