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Quick shoe question

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bigbadbuff, Dec 10, 2002.

  1. bigbadbuff

    bigbadbuff Distinguished Member

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    'D' and 'M' are considered the same, correct? I ordered a few pairs online and some showed 11D, some 11M, which I always thought was the same.
     


  2. pstoller

    pstoller Senior Member

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    If we're talking about an American D, yes. An English D would be narrower, if I'm not mistaken. (This is Bengal-stripe's [​IMG]tier.)
     


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    bengal-stripe Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    The width of shoes is about the most vague criterion there is and depends very much from maker to maker. Both American D and M are about the same and mean average width. As the width is a measurement of all-round circumference and not a flat left to right one, its interpretation varies and it depends very much on whether you have a high or a flat instep. I find that European shoes, which don't came any longer in different width, tend to cut a higher instep than American ones.
     


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