ALDEN NEWBIE / WILL THEY FIT ?
Newbie......Just bought my first pair of Aldens.....I have a fitting question. I recently purchased a pair of Indy boots (pictured). Normally I wear an 11D. Joe at the Shoemart was a wealth of info, he spent the better part of 30 minutes with me on the phone. I was ready to pull the trigger on my first pair of 10.5 D's on the Trubalance last, color 8. I asked him if they by chance had the boots in Cigar.....He had one pair in 10.5 C, and after much discussion he felt these might fit....So I purchased. Upon opening the box, they were more than I hoped for...really beautiful boots. I tried them on and they felt perfect in the length, but perhaps a tiny bit snug in the width, but not tight. I have worn the boots for an hour or two over 2 - 3 days inside the house. They seem to be getting a bit more comfortable, but still snug. QUESTION: Will they continue to perhaps stretch a bit in the width upon wearing them more full time ? Opinions please......I want to keep these !!! Thanks to all-
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Cordovan does not stretch, so how they feel now is likely how they will continue to feel. Indys are fundamentally workboots, so comfort is paramount. What you are feeling is less-than-optimal fit.
The question is whether they fit well enough for you to want to keep them. It sounds from your description like the "d" width provides you the best fit for Indys. These are great-looking boots, but they will never fit you as well as an Indy boot could or should.
Solution: If you really like these, keep them knowing they fit snug, and get a pair of Indys in the color 8 cordovan - the King of Cordovan -- in your proper size, 10.5D..