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Question about B/D width sizing for narrow feet

doublemazaa

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I'm just getting into nicer shoes and have been reading up a bunch. I have fairly narrow feet, I'm an 8B fit on AE's last #5. Previously to knowing about narrow shoes, I would wear 7.5 and float around in them a bit, but I'm quite delighted to discover how much better narrow shoes fit my feet.

Anyways, it appears that not a ton of manufactures make shoes in 8B, but I see a lot of shoes as 8 B/D.

What does this mean?

Thanks!
 

bbhewee

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That's mostly an Alden nomenclature, I believe. B/D denotes heel and ball width. So you're looking at a D width really. It's there to also accommodate the fact that Aldens may be custom-ordered to have different heel width from the normally associated ball width, ie A/D for instance.
In your case you'd need a AA/B which I've seen from Alden.
 

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