Someone asked me about Alden sizing, specifically, narrow sizes. Yesterday I posted a few photos and most of my sizes are narrow when my foot isnt. Here is why:
I reconsidered the sizing situation with the Barrie and Trubalance last. Rather than sizing down one half size, I instead stayed tts and went down a width or two. I wear all of my boots with a dress sock because a) im in california, and b) I like to keep a sleek boot profile.
I am a TTS 12D and I have found these to be my best fitting and best looking lasts:
Aberdeen 12D or 12C (a little tight but wearable)
Trubalance 12C or 12B a little tight
Leydon 12E (I think this is Alden's narrowest last)
I can also fit into size 11E or 11D Trubalance or 11E Barrie. But the point is that when you go down in size, the shape of the last gets stalkier and more compact then I would like. Staying TTS gives the shoe a longer, more elongated (sexier?
) profile. Again, all these sizes listed are with a dress sock. For reference im 6'2" 200lb, medium build. I have a relatively regular foot (not too wide or narrow) so for those with wider feet, this probably wont work.