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Ferragamo Sizing

tom288

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I have two pairs of Ferragamos, a 9.5 EE and a 10D. The 9.5 is a lace up and the 10 is a loafer. Now, length wise both are fine, but the 10d was pretty tight considering the shoes run narrow. The 9.5EE fits great.

Im looking at getting a pair of Tramezza monks, they have a 10D and 10EE.
Should I stick with a 10D, or will the 10EE fit fine? Im just worried if I get the right width by going with the EE that the length might be too much, as it might be more pronounced with my foot having enough room width wise.

What do you think?

Here are the shoes:

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-630-FERRAGAM...QQcmdZViewItem
 

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Originally Posted by tom288
I have two pairs of Ferragamos, a 9.5 EE and a 10D. The 9.5 is a lace up and the 10 is a loafer. Now, length wise both are fine, but the 10d was pretty tight considering the shoes run narrow. The 9.5EE fits great.

Im looking at getting a pair of Tramezza monks, they have a 10D and 10EE.
Should I stick with a 10D, or will the 10EE fit fine? Im just worried if I get the right width by going with the EE that the length might be too much, as it might be more pronounced with my foot having enough room width wise.

What do you think?

Here are the shoes:

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-630-FERRAGAM...QQcmdZViewItem




If the 9.5EE fit great, the 10EE will be a little looser. If the 10D's are tight after multiple wearings (they are fully opened up), don't buy that size. So in short, wait for 9.5EE's.
 

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Well, the 10D's fit pretty well now that Ive worn them and had the leather stretched out, they're good enough where I think the more I wear them the better they'll be. I think they have the potential to be pretty comfortable, with a little more wear. So, based on that I guess I should go with the 10D's unless I wait. Although, will there be any difference in fit as these are monk straps vs a traditional loafer?
 

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Originally Posted by tom288
Well, the 10D's fit pretty well now that Ive worn them and had the leather stretched out, they're good enough where I think the more I wear them the better they'll be. I think they have the potential to be pretty comfortable, with a little more wear. So, based on that I guess I should go with the 10D's unless I wait. Although, will there be any difference in fit as these are monk straps vs a traditional loafer?

It is going to come down to the lasts. I don't know the last on the loafer but the monkstrap you linked to is probably the widest last of the Tramezzas that I have seen.
 

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Originally Posted by edmorel
It is going to come down to the lasts. I don't know the last on the loafer but the monkstrap you linked to is probably the widest last of the Tramezzas that I have seen.

Ed: Is the Merald2 wider than the Gherardo?

I just bought it in 9.5EE and it fits me very well for a balmoral. Probably the only time I've ever laced one up tight, straight out of the box.

tom288: perhaps you should get the 10D because if pair of brown Merald2 in 9.5EE appear on eBay, you're going to have to fight me for them
 

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As edmorel says, it comes down to lasts. Not all tramezzas are made on the same last and when you add in the different "feel" of monks vs lace-ups vs loafers, it's really quite difficult to predict which size fits. You won't be more than a 0.5 size off, but sometimes that's enough to make all the difference.

Sorry I can't be more help, but personally when it comes to buying shoes online, I've found it's safest to only buy shoes on a last and closure style you know fits you from trying them on in person. I've found this especially so for Ferragamo - half of mine are one size, half another, both within the regular line and the tramezza range.

My honest advice is to go to your nearest Ferragamo - if practical - and try them on in person to find the right size, then buy online if you want.
 

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