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That's a good question, and one that I can't definitively answer. I have plain toe boots on the Trubalance and they are pretty voluminous, but from what I can tell the Trubalance has a larger width differential between the ball and heel than the Barrie. Based on the pic below, and what I'm feeling on my feet, the Barrie has a wider heel relative to the ball than the Trubalance.
I've got a new pair of shell PTBs on the Barrie that feel great with thinner (i.e. certainly not thin) socks in the ball of the shoe but very loose side to side (not so much lengthwise) in the heel. With thicker socks (Wigwam hikers) the shoe feels decent overall, but the ball is just a bit on the tight side and the heel remains a tad loose.
Should I expect the shoe to conform better to my feet as the soles and the leather break in? I guess my next remedies will be some tongue pads and / or insoles. Any suggestions?
The Barrie at least seemed considerably wider than the Trubalance in the various pairs I have tried on. I figure that's ok in boots but just about nothing else. Are there any PTBs out there that aren't on the Barrie?
Ummm... not sure in Venice, but in the USA it's not for like two weeks...
Andorra (Dia del Pare)
Italy (Festa del Papà)
Switzerland (Canton Ticino)
Portugal (Dia do Pai)
Spain (Día del Padre)
Surely not. They look like shell to me. Correct me if I'm wrong, Uncle.
EDIT: Oh shit, first post on the 2,000th page!