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Shoe fits long - cause creases or other problems?


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Mar 12, 2006
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So, I picked up a pair of breakfasteatre's PS Corso boots. They look fantastic and he was an excellent seller. But here is my issue. I wear a 9D (in AE Fairfax) and I got the 8.5UK (smallest size he had). The boots are a shockingly comfortable fit right out of the box - virtually no heel slippage and perfect through the forefoot. But, they are WAY long. There is about 1.75" between my big toe and end of boot - if you look closely at brogueing, you'll see three center dots and my toe doesn't even hit the second one.

Will having all this extra space cause excessive creasing across toe or other kinds of weird wear? Do you think the shoe will stretch in width causing my foot to slide forward when I walk?
I need to figure this out before I wear them beyond the try on - I figure they are a quick sale if I don't keep them. But, if the odds are good that the fit won't change over time and they won't crease up weirdly, I'm keeping them.

You guys have any thoughts?

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May 14, 2008
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1.75" seems too much room, but...

I have a pair of Cole Haan (I know, I know) boots that are 1" larger than my feet, and up to date (almost a year of consistent wearing) there is no excesive creasing and no sliding. I think (no expert here) that if the heel fits you and the width fits you and you don't look like a clown, you should keep'em.


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Mar 12, 2006
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Thanks - as for looking like a clown, that has little to do with my shoes!

Cary Grant

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Sep 8, 2008
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In shoes that are a little bigger around the ball of my foot, I do get more excessive creasing on my right foot, which is about 1/2 size smaller than my left.


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Sep 16, 2007
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I got a pair of Corsos from Mr. breakfasteatre too and they're slightly large on me as well.
I compared them to a pair of PS Nashes I've got which are a similar wing tip shoe in the same size (UK10). The Corsos aren't really that much longer than the Nashes. Maybe 1/2 inch.

My toes also hit about the same relative place in the brogue as yours in both the Nash and Corso.
I've had no problems with creasing in the Nashes so I wouldn't expect any problem with the Corso. Plus the dip dye leather is soft enough that it doesn't really crease.

When I first received the Corsos and tried them on I thought they were too big. But I was trying them on barefoot. I tried them with a medium weight sock and laced them tight and they fit pretty good.

If they fit and are comfortable I wouldn't sweat it.

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