Originally Posted by stroke5
Sorry in advance if this is dumb question but would a 9.5D fit similar to a 9E in width? The reason I ask is because I was at a local store looking to try on some Alden 907s (Hampton last) in a 9E and the salesman brought out a 9.5D which he said would have similar fit. I was just curious if he was just fudging it to make a sale or if there's some truth to that statement.
I have found that the two are different enough that they are not interchangeable. For my feet anyway...
I wear a 9E in Barrie and Trubalance. I once bought a pair of shell boots in 9.5D and eventually determined that they didn't work for me. Yes, the width is comparable but the length was different and they always seemed a bit off. The 9.5D was comfortable enough to wear but they looked a little weird to me and the fit was off enough for me to decide to sell them.
If you try them both on again, check to see where the shoe bends and really feel where the arch and ball of your foot is placed. It could be fine for you but it wasn't for me.