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I desperately need your help with a JL fit question


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Jul 8, 2004
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My Chapels arrived today: 9E UK. They are a bit big. The width seems fine, any wider would be too wide. They are too long (I would approximate this at about .5 size too long) and I get noticeable heel slippage. So, if I get an 8.5 will I need to go a width bigger to get the same width or should I stay an E?

FYI, the way my fit was determined was based on my size in the 1105 last (9E UK) and this size was then recommended by the staff of the London JL shop.

Also, as Brian has mentioned there is apparently a JL trunk show taking place at NM this Friday and Saturday. Do you suppose the JL staff running the trunk show would be able to accept the return so that the shoes will eventually make it back to London? Thanks, HS.


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whether they go back to england or stay at NM, i dont think it really matters as it is a just a few pieces of paperwork for them to transfer to NM and become their merchandise i think.

if you size half down i am pretty sure you will get the right length, and i would think you need not worry on the width as you said that any wider it would be too wide. that means they can size down by maybe a 1/16th of an inch in width and still fit you. besides, a little more snug in the width will just give you a better fit and will perhaps stretch out a tad bit after a few wears anyways so that may be negligible.
any half size difference is 1/8 inches in length and 1/16 inches in width.

i am pretty sure if you call NM and head out there they can and willingly will accomodate you.

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