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Talk to me about lasts and derby sizing.

FredericHenry

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Hi there,

I’m size almost always 11 and I recently bought some Sanders & Sanders derbys in 11 https://www.sanders-uk.com/shop/product/archie-8813ls. The last was 4831 which is F+. I always thought I had reasonably wide feet, but these were far too big on me. I sold them on and bought 1/2 a size down. After a week of wear I think this pair might be a bit too big too. The length seems fine but to get them tight the lace tabs are nearly meeting in the middle; is this normal? I’m worried because they’ll stretch over time.

Does anyone know anything about this last? Am I going crazy or is it enourmous?

I’ve already had an expensive lesson in shoe buying and I don’t want to sell this new pair on too, so what’s the best way of dealing with this? Insoles? Heel grips? Tongue pad?

Many thanks for any help!
 

comrade

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I have the same problem with a different derby last from them.
This is compounded by the fact that I wear H width and have
low insteps. The shoes go mostly un worn.
 

FredericHenry

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Yes I think their lasts are generally quite volumous.
I’ve order a tongue pad to see how I go. They’re really nice shoes other than the abnormally large fit.
 

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