Hey all, I got a width sizing question. I wear an 8E on Leydon, 7.5E on Barrie, 7.5E on Trubalance right now. The 8E generally fits the best for me. The 7.5E Barrie fits well length and is comfortable width wise, but I have a lot of extra space on top, which lets me close the vamp to maybe 15mm or so, pretty much closer than I've seen everyone wear their Barries here. Comfort wise, the 7.5E I have to lace a bit to get the vamp together, so after a long day my instep gets irritated.
I was fit in a Barrie 7.5E at Alden SF and 7.5D at LSBH, but the 7.5D was pretty snug width wise (was advised that Cordovan shoes were made slightly larger), but the vamps were distanced correctly. Anyways, question is, if Cordovan is a bit snug is it worth trying to get a little give in them from use? Would buying normal width shoes in Calf be too snug (none available to try on)?