Originally Posted by jjgold
Hey Can anyone tell me the REAL size of those butterfly loafers? You see so many opinions on the Grenson sizing.
I usually wear a 10.5D US and my heel slipped too much in those same loafers I got off Bennie's and subsequently returned. I should have gone half a size down. For reference my foot is just a little bit narrow and I have a high instep. At the Lobb store in London they told me that my left foot was a quarter size. IIRC those Grensons were a little bit narrower and a wee bit longer than my AEs. But not as narrow as most Italian shoes.
I could have worn them comfortably with a pair of insoles and/or heel/tongue pads. Sometimes I kick myself for returning them they looked so good and I generally don't like loafers.