- Jul 2, 2015
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Buying mail order shoes is inherently risky as far as fit goes. The efforts you have taken are a good way to mitigate risk but it is a fools errand to think that you can be perfectly sized 100% of the time with a remote fitting. I suspect that the majority of people buying shoes over the internet have mis-sized purchases. Perhaps frequently!completely agree with you, comrade. and for now I follow the algorithm that you described.
but thoughts about the GS do not leave. because there is no better price-quality-view ratio.
Grenson (line g-2, made in India) were chosen in a similar way:
8,5uk - off; 9uk - close but no hit, 9,5uk - a little-little loose, but great.
I apologize for the quality of the photo. the telephone is from another era, a push-button.
You have now solicited input from GS and also here. You don't seem to want to accept the feedback that you've received so far. I think at this juncture it might be beneficial for you to consider what input you need to get comfortable with a decision. Is there anything more anyone can do to assist you? Is there anything anyone can tell you that will cause you to reach a definitive conclusion here?
Respectfully, at this juncture, I think the best thing that you can do is either to just buy a pair and hope for the best OR take the advice that you'd been given earlier to determine your brannock size and get properly fitted in several more common, well known brands (Allen Edmonds, Alden, C&J, Trickers, Edward Green, Viberg, etc.). Have you done that yet? If not, why not? This will be invaluable for further confirming your GS size. Short of taking these affirmative steps to get better data on your fit in other brands, I am just not sure what you hope to accomplish at this point.