C&J Chelsea - question for owners

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  1. JCM

    JCM Senior member

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    I just received a pair of Audley and Chelsea from P.Lal and am having a bit of trouble with the fit:

    I wear a US 11.5D which tends to be slightly large - my ideal size would be 11.25 US - both of the C&J pairs are size 10.5E UK. While the Audley fits a bit on the large side (but this is OK, as a size 10 is too small), the Chelsea is tight - again, both shoes are marked the same size (10.5E UK). Can anyone with the Chelsea let me know about the initial fit and if it loosened with wear, or if I need to exchange the Chelsea for a larger size?

    Thanks in advance for the advice.
     


  2. scnupe7

    scnupe7 Senior member

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    I just received a pair of Audley and Chelsea from P.Lal and am having a bit of trouble with the fit:

    I wear a US 11.5D which tends to be slightly large - my ideal size would be 11.25 US - both of the C&J pairs are size 10.5E UK. While the Audley fits a bit on the large side (but this is OK, as a size 10 is too small), the Chelsea is tight - again, both shoes are marked the same size (10.5E UK). Can anyone with the Chelsea let me know about the initial fit and if it loosened with wear, or if I need to exchange the Chelsea for a larger size?

    Thanks in advance for the advice.



    The Audley is on the 337. Which last is the Chelsea on? 238?
     


  3. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    Yes the Chelsea is on the 238. It does loosen up. As long as it's not painful or really uncomfortable, deal with them for a few wearings.
     


  4. medtech_expat

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    I take the same size in both the 337 and the 238. The Chelsea does indeed loosen up... don't think I could go down a half size.
     


  5. Torque

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    Yes, the Chelsea definitely loosen up a bit. They were very tight the first two, three wearings, now they fit perfectly.
     


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