Hey guys. I got a pair of Indy Boots last week in Color 8 shell cordovan with double leather sole on the Trubalance Last in size 11 D. They are beautiful. I got them second hand from the original owner who got them a couple years ago at the Alden store on Madison Ave. He didn't wear them much and took great care of them. I also have a pair of Alden PTB's in Color 8 on the Barrie Last in size 11 D.
I guess I was pretty confident that the 11 D Indy Boot on the Trubalance Last would fit fine, since from what I've read the Trubalance Last is if anything a little wider than the Barrie Last. I'm finding that while they may be wider in the heel and arch area, the shape of the last doesn't give my toes as much room as the Barrie Last. I think it's a combination of how the shape of the Trubalance Last curves in at your outside smaller toe. I will admit that my PTB's on the Barrie Last are snug, but they are comfortable..... although I mostly wear thinner socks with the PTB's.
Do any of you guys size up a half size on the Trubalance Last compared to the Barrie Last in a case like mine? Also, if I want to get a pair in 11.5 D, is Alden of San Francisco about my only option online? They currently are about the only place I can find who has the Indy Boot in Color 8. They have the exact same pair that I have with the double leather sole..... which is what I think I would like, but I wouldn't mind considering some other options.