Originally Posted by Papa Doble
Anyone know where I might find a 10.5 E cigar LHS? Shoemart has 11 D (too much heel slippage) and 10.5 D (too tight in the front), but not 10.5 E -- which I think is the next size to try. They have it in color #8, so I might go with that if I can't find cigar.
I would think 11C would be the next size to try, assuming that the 11D was perfect length wise. (no space behind heel). If its just a matter of the heel being too wide on the 11D (a common complaint for Van last), than that's what I'd do. If the widest part of your foot fits in to the widest part of the shoe, than you probably have the right length and just need to go narrower.
What do you mean too tight in the front? Your toes? or the top of your foot under the strap? Slight tightness over the top of your foot is common for this model at first, and will go away after a few wears. However, for some it is just so tight that the last won't work for them in any size.
Also, you can email Alden and they can usually tell you if anyone has the style in that size in stock. That's how I found my 9Cs.