Joining the fray as a new Alden owner.
I bought a pair of 403s this past weekend, and was sized for a 9.5E at the NY store (little surprising since I'm a 9.5E on the Allen Edmond's 5 last and had heard to size down).
Now I'm nervous these will turn out too large after breaking in! I imagine I'm younger than most Alden clientele, and was a little reluctant to push the salesman (3 decades of experience) on the sizing.
Someone console me? Have others not sized down on Trubalance?
Not unheard of. For all the talk about sizing down, this is my case on the barrie last. Now I've got a pair of 8.5d bluchers that hurt too much to wear. Trust the fittinh!