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Why do you need the E width?All-
If I am an 11.5 E on a 55 Last, you think I could get away with an 11.5 D on a 4811 Last?
Legal Eagles-Why do you need the E width?
If for your toes you might get away with it as the 4811 has more toe volume than the 55... to my mind it is mostly height, but a little in the width too.
If you need the E width for the ball or instep, then the 4811 D width will - I fear - be too narrow.
But every foot is different, and the above is only my experience.
I only tried on the 4811 once, but it was definitely tighter in the toebox than the 55. And I recall others saying the same thing. So, I don’t know...Legal Eagles-
I just got suggested by Kyle on my BH build to go with an 11.5 E because I told him I tend to get some pinky toe rub on my right foot on all my 11.5 D boots that I own.
I know the 4811 is supposed to have a bit more room in the toes.. thus my question thinking maybe a D in this last would work?
I'm still a "White's Rookie" and only own one pair on the Barrie Last, and my ordered, but not yet received, 55 last BH's.
Most appreciative for the reply.
I've got brown dress leather, black CXL (given to brother), brown horsehide, and natural waxed flesh.Anybody here own both dress leather and chromexcel? How do they compare?
That is interesting as the 4811 to me is rounder and more bulbous than the 55... I have found the 4811 to have more, not less, room in the toebox... I guess YMMV remains true... perhaps @sambam can chime in.I only tried on the 4811 once, but it was definitely tighter in the toebox than the 55. And I recall others saying the same thing. So, I don’t know...
My sense is that it has more vertical volume but narrower side to side. But also, I may have just gotten a one off tight boot to try at the time..
So it seems the consensus is that if you are concerned with lateral toe rub, you should not try to go down in width from a 55 E to a 4811 D. Good Luck!
@Legal Eagles. I'm not 100% though. If he said he had some rub at first, but now after break in it is fine. I think we are all threading the needle. With that said, the D on the 4811 could still work. Your opinion agrees with that philosophy, and I'm wondering if it may indeed work at the D.So it seems the consensus is that if you are concerned with lateral toe rub, you should not try to go down in width from a 55 E to a 4811 D. Good Luck!