Guys, know I'm in the alden thread, but need some help for Chippewa rugged boots sizing.
I have a pair of 8D in j crew barrie cordovan captoe boots, but I feel it abit tight to the point that it hurts my 4th toe.
So I'm thinking I'm more of a 8.5D.
I also have a pair of theshoemart 4065 grant last boots in 9D. Same thing, hurts my 4th toe.
I'm not too sure for both cases, a upsize from 8D to 8.5D in barrie and
9D to 9.5D in Grant will help me more or simply getting a E width in the same size will help with my issue.
Perhaps a answer on how to solve my alden sizing for my next pair will be greatly appreciated.
And anyone with Chippewa experience can chime in on how should I be choosing a size for it as well?
I don't live in the states, so a try is impossible..
Will most likely put up my alden cordovan for sale once I get replacements in the right sizing.
I might be able to help a little with the Chippewa sizing.
I wear 9.5D on the Barrie last and 10D on the Grant last. Both fit properly with a nice close fit.
This past spring, I picked up a pair of LL Bean/Chippewa Katahdin Captoe boots for yard work/foul weather dog walks/less expensive pair of knock around boots. I'm pretty sure they are very similar to the boots you're looking at. I went with size 10. They are wider and taller in the toe box than either mentioned Alden lasts and the length seems to run TTS similar to the Grant; the Chippewas fit like a pair of work boots.
I would say your decision should be based on you foot's length with the Chippewas. They are much roomier in the width so you shouldn't run into issues there. Figure out what size/length you need and I bet they will fit good.
Hope that helps.