Thanks Chris! About to pull the trigger and was just wondering, if I order a narrow C is the boot actually visibly a little slimmer looking?
Yes. But I'm not sure how noticeable the difference would be.
And, if I'm usually a 10 in other makers that run true to size should I probably get a 9.5 Alden?
Yes. The trubalance last runs 1/2 size large so if you are usually a 10, the 9.5 will be good for you. Please note that the trubalance last is the widest of the Alden lasts. While Barrie offers similar volume, it tends to be longer and not as wide. That being said, most people order the same width for both lasts. Others size down a width (Trubalance v Barrie). In my personal situation, I am a 9.5E on the Barrie, but a 9.5D with the trubalance. Just an FYI.