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Sizing problems on Alden Indy and RW 1911 . thanks .


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Jun 8, 2008
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Hi all Experts ,
i am interested in getting a pair of Alden Indy and Red Wing 1911,
but i still wonder what size should i go for after doing some research on net .
I normally wear :
US Size 9.5 D in Red Wing 8166 and 0931 (which is pretty "fit" if wearing a pair of thin socks, and no room inside.)
US Size 10 in Clarks
US Size 11 in most Nike/ Adidas/ Vans sneakers
US Size 10 in Converse

In the Indy case,
i was thinking to get the Indy in 9.5D , as i wanted to wear thick socks with the Indy, and Trubalance last is about 1/2 size larger than regular . (i think i am a size 10 in most of the boots and leathers shoes)
The thing is i came across an eBay auction of Indy boot 9.5E, the seller measured the boots across the bottom , and he got 12.5 inches .
I measured my red wing 8166, and i got 12 inches .
so should i go down to size 9 for the Indy ?

In the red wing 1911 case,
people saying it is about half size bigger than normal red wing ,
is it true ?
so should i go for a 9 instead of 9.5 ?

many thanks ,
Buga .

Antonio Centeno

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May 26, 2008
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You need to try them on........you can either go to a place that sells them and try them on, leave, and see if you can find the same model online for a better price or go through a reputable online retailer who allows returns and you can just keep sending back/reordering until you get the right pair. In addition, go to any shoe store and get the actual measurements for your foot.

But nothing beat trying them on.

I love Alden's shoes, and feel they are a great value for the quality you receive.

Good luck!

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