I wonder if the heels are different sizes? (For reference, I own the Shoemart boot in Color#8 and the JCrew Cordovan Captoe boot. Both are on the Barrie last, but the heel and overall footprint of the JCrew boot is much narrower and sleeker.) From the pic of the Epaulet boot, it looks more like the JCrew footprint, but I can't tell.
Anyone have any ideas?
The Shoemart wingtip boot has a 360 degree reverse welt. The J. Crew Captoe has a regular welt with a close heel. Based on the configurations, the J. Crew would have a narrower footprint at the heel. From the discussions about how configurations can affect the fit, the J. Crew might also fit narrower in the heel, and even in the forefoot.
so, i am hoping someone can help? considering a pair of 986's on the van last. i own 2 pairs, one longwing and one chukka on the barrie both 9.5d and one indy on the tru balance also 9.5d. do i go true to size and get a 10, or follow the half size down rule of thumb?
thanks in advance for any and all help!
I have personally given up completely on purchasing loafers on the Van last. I have a very high instep, and after some expensive trial and error, found that though 9E (my usual size) fits perfectly in width and length, they pinch the tops of my feet terribly. I've purchased and given up on whiskey penny loafers, #8 penny loafers and black shell penny loafers in different sizes and sold them off. Not a fan.