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I've tried a pair in Barrie last, 1/2 size down. 

 

They fit well, but I've noticed they are longer than my current shoes.

 

They don't have other sizes to try. But do you think I should try a size down (even more) considered they fit me well everywhere else?

 

Thanks 

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post
 

Are you 10D??  I think these beauties just slipped through my hands, ugh!  Congrats my friend, enjoy in great health!

:hide: ...Yes (Thanks!).

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I was afraid that was the case.  I was the next guy in line if you chose not to purchase them.  Oh well, you saved me some money! :satisfied:  much thanks...  enjoy!

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For all the 8Ds around here, Leffot has the Plaza George boot for $357...not bad.

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^and these suede Chukka's in 12D for $374.50

Alden x Leffot Chukka

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Barrie Sizing Question: I see that the general rule of thumb is to downsize 1/2 on Barrie. However, I'm kind of a 10.6 on my left and a 10.7+ on my right. Should I still downsize?

I'm still dreaming of the Alden City Moc in CXL at Leffot which they still have in a 10.5. Their recommendation was for me to downsize but I'd like to get the crowd's input before I abandon all hope (they're not sure if they will restock and, if they do, it'll only maybe be later this year).

Since a return would only be for a credit, that's a decent chunk of change to tie up on a sizing mistake.
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Originally Posted by razl View Post

Barrie Sizing Question: I see that the general rule of thumb is to downsize 1/2 on Barrie. However, I'm kind of a 10.6 on my left and a 10.7+ on my right. Should I still downsize?

I'm still dreaming of the Alden City Moc in CXL at Leffot which they still have in a 10.5. Their recommendation was for me to downsize but I'd like to get the crowd's input before I abandon all hope (they're not sure if they will restock and, if they do, it'll only maybe be later this year).

Since a return would only be for a credit, that's a decent chunk of change to tie up on a sizing mistake.

Don't underestimate the volume of the barrie last.  If you wear an 11D, 10.5D may still be roomy, perhaps even too roomy, requiring a 10.5C.

 

Describe your feet?  Wide or narrow in the forefoot and heel?  Flat feet or high arch?  Low or high instep.  Overall fat or boney?  Long and narrow or short and stubby?

post #72818 of 95091
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post
 

Don't underestimate the volume of the barrie last.  If you wear an 11D, 10.5D may still be roomy, perhaps even too roomy, requiring a 10.5C.

 

Describe your feet?  Wide or narrow in the forefoot and heel?  Flat feet or high arch?  Low or high instep.  Overall fat or boney?  Long and narrow or short and stubby?

I can describe mine although we've figured out that an 8.5D in Barrie is the best sizing for me even though there's some extra volume in there. If I go any narrower and my pinky toe rubs.

 

I have wide forefoot (just in the toe area) and a narrow heel. High arch and high instep. It's overall pretty boney but the Alden CS rep said I had a pretty full foot so the Barrie last was a good one for me, My foot is pretty long and narrow except for my toes. I actually measure a C width on a Brannock device except for my toes that rub against the sides of most shoes. It's why I have the hardest time finding shoes that are comfortable for me.

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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Don't underestimate the volume of the barrie last.  If you wear an 11D, 10.5D may still be roomy, perhaps even too roomy, requiring a 10.5C.

Describe your feet?  Wide or narrow in the forefoot and heel?  Flat feet or high arch?  Low or high instep.  Overall fat or boney?  Long and narrow or short and stubby?

My feet would be generally "middle of the road" in most categories: leaning a bit towards narrow, a just slightly higher arch than normal, overall lean in general but not boney, not sure about the instep, and generally longer+narrow than short+stubby (though my better half says I have Fred Flintstone toes ,but what does she know) , It's just that my left foot is about 1/8" larger than a 10.5 (not normally an issue) but my right is about 1/4" larger and, specifically, the width in the front where the outer bone of my little toe will rub against some shoes. In almost every case I've worn the shoe enough to where it accommodates it (although I have a pair of C&J Ludlow boots that are not complying, yet...)

Does that help, doctor? smile.gif
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My feet would be generally "middle of the road" in most categories: leaning a bit towards narrow, a just slightly higher arch than normal, overall lean in general but not boney, not sure about the instep, and generally longer+narrow than short+stubby (though my better half says I have Fred Flintstone toes ,but what does she know) , It's just that my left foot is about 1/8" larger than a 10.5 (not normally an issue) but my right is about 1/4" larger and, specifically, the width in the front where the outer bone of my little toe will rub against some shoes. In almost every case I've worn the shoe enough to where it accommodates it (although I have a pair of C&J Ludlow boots that are not complying, yet...)

Does that help, doctor? smile.gif

Sounds like your foot is not especially voluminous.  Not that it is especially low volume either, but barrie is most conducive to high volume feet (at least in D width).  I would follow the conventional barrie downsizing advice.  Great thing about CXL is that if your pinky toe is cramped, the leather will stretch and mold to accommodate.

 

Sorry if that rules out this opportunity for you, but its better than spending money on shoes that are too big.

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Originally Posted by tjonesd2 View Post

There's a nice pair of Ravello LWBs on grailed right now. Size 12 (.5 too big for me)

Thanks for this. They are now gone. :)

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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Sounds like your foot is not especially voluminous.  Not that it is especially low volume either, but barrie is most conducive to high volume feet (at least in D width).  I would follow the conventional barrie downsizing advice.  Great thing about CXL is that if your pinky toe is cramped, the leather will stretch and mold to accommodate.

Sorry if that rules out this opportunity for you, but its better than spending money on shoes that are too big.

Thanks for taking the time to give the advice. You're right, I'd rather be disappointed in a thread then in my wallet.
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Cigar Indy's on a rainy day in San Francisco. Used Leather Defender on them yesterday to prep for the rain...

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Any pre-order for cigar LHS going on?  Thanks in advance

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Bad phone pic. Cigar Tankers

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