Bengal-Stripe or any others familiar with European shoe sizes. Â I received my first pair of C&J handgrade Whitehalls the other day from Foxx's Malaysia connection and love them. But I have a question on the sizing. Â In American shoes I wear 91/2 D, and I ordered, on the recommendation of the salesman, 81/2 E for the Whitehalls. Due to a childhood accident, my right foot is slightly smaller than my left. The right C&J fit snug but just about right, while the left was a bit painful. I am stretching it now, with newspaper and a shoe tree. Two questions: Â The leather will open up a bit and with time this should be allright, correct? The other question, would an F width perhaps be better for the next time? The shoes are OK in the length, they are a bit painful on the top of the foot and in the heel. Is it better to buy English shoes snug and stretch them, or should I consider an F width next time?