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Any idea whether the very large sizing is due to an error in manufacturing or is it by design?In my experience, the 888 runs a lot bigger. I have a foot that teeters slightly on the wide side, somewhere between 10D/E US on the Brannock. The 65 last in 10E is a bit loose in the toe but snug everywhere else. In 10D it's too snug to downright uncomfortable everywhere, and the laces cannot come close to closing. I'm a regular 10D in most other brands, or a 9UK for the ones that use UK sizes, in whatever they call their medium width (F for English, EE for Spanish).
On the 888, on a 9.5 US, there's plenty of room in the toe and the instep is very high, so that in the mornings, it still felt too loose even when the v-gap was pulled closed all the way; I ended up putting a pad under the tongue to eat up the bit of extra space. In my specific case it might have been worthwhile to even try a full size down, though I suppose that might risk making it too short.
Dear taxgenius, please allow us to give you some insight regarding your question.Any idea whether the very large sizing is due to an error in manufacturing or is it by design?
This is a bit of a long shot since this was so long ago. Did you ever get around to comparing these, and if so what did you end up liking? Any pics comparing them?Hi Bryan. I have not forgotten about you. I had a minor injury recently that has slowed me down and I am trying to get back up to full speed. I have been through quite an ordeal to find a black wholecut shoe that meets my standards. I have taken many pictures and documented my process in trying 5 different black wholecut shoes from 4 different shoe makers. I think my I may soon be receiving some black wholecuts that will fullfill my goal. I will update you when this process is completed.
This is a bit of a long shot since this was so long ago. Did you ever get around to comparing these, and if so what did you end up liking? Any pics comparing them?
I hope you feel betterSorry about the long delay. I finished the comparison. I also took pictures. Then Covid and other health issues derailed me from following through on the completion of posting my review and pictures. It is still on my to do list, just waiting for my health and things to get back to normal.