Originally Posted by CTYGGG
The difference in a D width to an E width is 3/16ths of an inch. When sizing up in width the heel size also increases, for example a 9 B/D to a 9 C/E. This leaves you the possibility of the heel being too wide for you. From what you have said I would either go to a wider size or size up a 1/2 size to alleviate the width problem.
Great advice, ty. Edit: By the way, does going up a 1/2 size increase the physical width as much as staying the original size and going from D to E? In other words, as far as physical width alone is concerned, is (9D to 9.5D) = (9D to 9E) ?
Originally Posted by Joenobody0
Why don't you fly to a retailer that knows what the fuck they're doing instead of asking a bunch of people on the internet what you should do? Alden in SF would be able to at least get you into a shoe one standard deviation from your true size.
I am within a standard deviation from my true size and all it took was $20 in shipping fees. But your idea of taking a plane ride to visit a shoe store is kind of charming.
Originally Posted by makewayhomer
I would probably just concentrate on the bolded. I don't understand how you went from 10E to 9D.
Bad advice from a salseman combined with not being able to try on much at the two places I visited locally. When I pulled the 10E out of the box, I knew instantly there was no way. I couldn't believe how far off he was either. Sam at Context was very helpful getting me back on the right track.