Dress Shoes are Tight! Yeesh!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dbtbandit67, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. dbtbandit67

    dbtbandit67 Senior member

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    these just arrived in the mail today

    http://www.zappos.com/n/p/p/109565/c/3938.html

    i am a 8 1/2 EE and they fit exactly to that measurement which is the problem

    with my brooks running shoes it's ok to wear my exact size because the material is really soft and stretches. leather doesnt exactly fit that description. they were air-tight. what do you call that thing that wedges your foot in? i needed one of those badly, i broke out a sweat just getting them on. at least the width was perfect

    so i'm returning them tommorow for 9s which hopefully won't end up too long. had no clue you'd have to adjust the size of shoe depending on the material it's made out of

    know what i mean?
     


  2. nikolas12

    nikolas12 Member

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    are these really dress shoes?
     


  3. sinclairaw

    sinclairaw Active Member

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    or, you could return them and buy a higher quality pair of shoes.

    that sounds like a better option.
     


  4. dbtbandit67

    dbtbandit67 Senior member

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    there aren't a whole lot of shoes that have my size which will be 8 1/2 - 9 EE for under $100

    if you can find dozens you're more than welcomed to post the links here
     


  5. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    or, you could return them and buy a higher quality pair of shoes.

    that sounds like a better option.

    This is what I'd do.
     


  6. Bartolo

    Bartolo Senior member

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    Running shoes size up a whole (or sometimes just a half) size larger than your dress shoes. Don't try to buy dress shoes based on your running shoe size; they'll be too small.
     


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