Hi, all. I just picked up my second pair of Aldens. My first pair I purchased at Alden DC, however my latest pair was purchased online. I have a question regarding proper sizing. I wear a 7.5 D in an Indy boot, so I ordered an 8 D LWB on a Leydon last. Upon examining the shoes, I noticed that they looked longer than most of the other shoes that I own. I'll include a photo to better represent my fit. The red circles illustrate where my big toe sits. There is an index finger sized gap in the heel section when my feet are slide forward while wearing a standard thickness dress sock. Thanks in advance!
Note: I normally wear a size 8 D shoe. My feet measure just under 10 inches.