I received a pair of the jcrew alden indy boots for christmas and I'm having a bit of trouble deciding about the fit, so I thought I might ask here. I got a size 9.5 in the boot. In most shoes, I wear a 10, but I'm on the smaller side of a 10, and I do have some shoes in 9.5.
I feel like the boot fits very well around the heel and instep. There isn't really any heel movement and it feels comfortable. However, I do feel like the toes have a ton of room around them. As I said the heel fits well and doesn't bother me if I walk in them, but feels kinda funky that I can wiggles my toes so much inside the shoe. If I lift my toes up inside the boot they touch the ceiling just before the white moccasin stitching. For anyone else who has them, does that seem about where they should be hitting? I know its a bit of an odd question. I would return to try a smaller size, but the 9s are apparently out of stock until end of February, and I don't live near an alden store to go and try other indys on in person.
What you are describing is a pair of boots that fit. Your toes should have room and once you find a pair of shoes that gives them room, it feels wrong. Go with it!
Edited by Todd V - 12/27/12 at 7:05pm