Originally Posted by Two Shoes
I recently received my first pair of Aldens (Rough Roy on Trubalance last) and I have a question about the size. Before I ordered them, I went to a local Alden retailer and had my foot measured- 10E. I usually wear a 10 1/2 in sneakers so that measurement was consistent with the general consensus on SF that the Trubalance last runs 1/2 size large.
When I received my 10E Rough Roys, however, they seem way too big. Here are some photos (the last one is a comparison to a Clarks DB in size 10 that fits me well)...what do you guys think? Is this how these boots are supposed to fit or are they too big?
The Trubalance last is the widest of all the Alden lasts. So an E on the trubalance is quite wide. If your foot was measured as a 10E, it probably would have best to go with a 9.5E or even a 9.5D on the Trubalance. From a personal standpoint, I wear an E on the Barrie but can wear a D on the trubalance.