- Nov 11, 2010
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I wear the same size in each. I know the SF folks prefer to size up 1/2, but on the few pairs that I have done so, they are really a slight bit too big (as @sforum1 points out above). The vast majority of my now extesive EG collection I have started off with a shoe that is slightly snug and then break it in. YMMV.No, I wear half size bigger in EG. A while ago EG advised me that I should go for the same size as my JL (despite what you typically read here on SF) and so I did. At the beginning they were too tight but wear after wear they began to break in and stretch so today they fit more or less ok. But after that I went with half a size bigger and if I wear really thin socks you could say they are a little bit big, perhaps a very small amount. So the right answer I believe is 1/4 bigger than JL but if you go with 1/2 a size bigger and wear the right sock thickness it should be perfect. I think EG wants you to start out a little snug and let the shoe take the shape of your foot over time as the leather stretches. But out of the box, JL will be roomier for sure than EG if the 2 are the same size. I’m sure also most people here will tell you the same thing.