Originally Posted by NYDRH
Thanks dus for the input....Im a little surprised to hear an 8.5D LWB is narrower in the heel than a 8E PTB because I felt the LWB was just larger all around. If they were boots I think I would be ok.
I tried on a pair of loafers on the Aberdeen, and they only had the half size down and up a width, I could feel the heel slip a little. Possible it will go away when it is broken in, but just wasnt sure. If anyone has any experience with the Aberdeen heel size between up a size in D or down in an E, please let me know.
Couldn't speak to the width issue going up and down in width and size. However, I will say this...
I would NOT count on heel slippage going away once they are broken in. (A) Alden slip-ons are on a single leather sole which means they shouldn't be that stiff to begin with, (B) once your foot settles/sinks into the cork bed, it will only make the shoe feel slightly bigger, making the possibility of greater heel slippage more likely.
I have always been of the philosophy that a slightly bigger fit is always better than a slightly snug-smallish fit. However, with Alden slip-ons you really need to be precise with correct sizing.
Sorry I couldn't be of greater help. Good luck my friend...