thanks for the info. Unfortunately your posts just makes it seem that the C width might work. I have to go to the 8E in Barrie because in the 8D my toes hit the top edge of the shoe!
- just as you described - so I am faced with the choice of 8.5D which is a bit long, or an 8E which is a bit wide. It would be a little indulgent to book a holiday in NY or SF *just* to try on a shoe in a very limited size ..... but perhaps not impossible ..... apparently there are other thing to do in NY other than try on shoes!
Yeah, looks like you're a C.