Originally Posted by grendel
yeah, the width is too narrow on one foot but seems okay on the other.
If you've never had this problem with other shoes (or other Alden shells in particular), I would suggest it may have nothing to do with size per se
; rather, the shoes/boots themselves - while the same listed size - are ever-so-slightly different. Such is sometimes the nature of handmade shoes. Quite some time ago I purchased a pair of new ravello shell PTBs in 9D (I have numerous Barrie-lasted shells in 9D). One shoe fit great; the other snug. An exchange was impossible as ravello ptb's are damn near never available in 9D - and I had gotten the last pair. After applying some pre-stretch spray, I used a shoe stretcher and kept it in as suggested - 24 hours. Problem solved. Over the years I have had to do this a handful of times (shell and calf, but admittedly only shoes, not boots). 100% success rate.