So a few months ago I was working in NYC and walking between buildings when I noticed a small shop called "Alden." Well heck, I've just stumbled past the famed manhattan alden shop. Had to work for a bit, but eventually got my lazy butt on over to alden to check out a few shoes. Problem is that they couldn't find a proper match for my feet. My AEs fit perfectly at 8d, but the Aldens let my heel bounce around, even though the ball was perfect. I have small heels and the aldens are quite big in the back, and would not be comfortable in the long haul. We went through a few different shoes just in case, but nothing worked quite right. A few here have said something about Aldens being measured in an 8b/d manner, but the salesperson at the store looked at me like I was a bit crazy. He said my feet dont fit in the shoes, and that was the end of the story. They of course suggested putting in padding or something, but my experience with padding has been less than useful in the past. They always compress down and are never truely comfortable. The AEs that fit me right are a pair of Chesters. 8 D 26446 10 1983 3219 Love the shoes, but I have seen some shoes here that have blown me out of the water, and I don't want to be stuck only with one choice of shoe manufacturer. Whats a guy with small heels to do? Was the sales person incorrect and that there are aldens I could deal with? How about other brands that we all lust after on here? Martegani or Vass etc.