Originally Posted by rydenfan
It is actually an issue of width. The 8D fits me perfectly on Barrie lasted shoes. However the D in Barrie boots has become quite snug across the top of my foot.
I tried a 7.5E but in hour two of your break-in method determined that this fit was not correct. I am concerned if I move to an 8E it will be too big though. In speaking with Leffot they mentioned that a lot if customers have moved out one width lately in Barrie boots compared to Barrie shoes
. So I was curious if you (or anyone else) had this same experience.
I've tried on the Alden for JCrew perf cap toe boot in 11 D, and own Leffot tanker boots in 11 D. 11 D fits pleasantly snug in both of these models, and I could not go down to an 11 C.
Without question, both of these boots fit smaller than an 11 D barrie shoe, which convinced me to try on 10.5 D and 11 C barrie shoes. I determined that 11 C fits better, and about the same as the above two boots, so in my experience barrie high* boots run a size narrow. I do not yet own any barrie shoes, but will soon.
* Note that I once tried on an 11 D barrie chukka, and these fit even bigger than an 11 D barrie shoe, to the point that I thought they might be an 11.5 D that was mismarked.
For reference, I also recently picked up a pair of unlined suede Leydon chukkas in 11.5 D that seem to fit well (I do not need an E width). I went with 11.5 D based on the guideline to go up one size in both length and width from your barrie size for the Leydon. This perhaps further reinforces that my barrie shoe size is 11 C.Edited by Papa Doble - 6/14/13 at 6:47am