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The Official Alden Thread for 2019 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

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Does anyone have advice on sizing for barrie boots vs shoes? I fit a 10D comfortably, am a 10.5D for grant, but not sure if the Barrie in shoes will be equally tts to my boot size if there's a little room in them (comfy not loose per se). But I also don't want sloppy shoes. I know w/ other manufacturers like Carmina there is typically more volume on lasted boots vs shoes.
Bumping hoping someone has done the shoe / boot combo in Barrie so I can get this pre-order in :)
 

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Does anyone have advice on sizing for barrie boots vs shoes? I fit a 10D comfortably, am a 10.5D for grant, but not sure if the Barrie in shoes will be equally tts to my boot size if there's a little room in them (comfy not loose per se). But I also don't want sloppy shoes. I know w/ other manufacturers like Carmina there is typically more volume on lasted boots vs shoes.
I can only speak for myself, but I size the same in Barrie shoes and boots, and don't notice any difference in fit.
 

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I can only speak for myself, but I size the same in Barrie shoes and boots, and don't notice any difference in fit.
Perfect, thanks mate! I'm a comfy 10.5D in grant and 10D in barrie boots, but I have to admit Ive always been tempted to try 9.5E to see how that goes. Bit risky on a preorder though!
 

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Perfect, thanks mate! I'm a comfy 10.5D in grant and 10D in barrie boots, but I have to admit Ive always been tempted to try 9.5E to see how that goes. Bit risky on a preorder though!
I have done this (down a full size from Grant with 'E' width) and it works but it will be a bit snug (at least initially). I would follow @audog 's advice and go 10D. No difference that Im aware of in boots v shoes.
 

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I have done this (down a full size from Grant with 'E' width) and it works but it will be a bit snug (at least initially). I would follow @audog 's advice and go 10D. No difference that Im aware of in boots v shoes.
Thanks mate, think I will do that! (the 10D safe route that is).

Out of curiosity, did the -1 size +E look sleeker than ur TTS equivalents? The only thing I don't like about Barrie is the ...less than flattering proportions. Comfort wise its obviously a beast.

Bit worried about a Barrie shoe looking clunky.
 

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Did you notice what was on TV? 🤣

I brought these from a fellow SF'r with the intent of using them as beaters. So far, they have been my most worn boots. Business casual and (gasp) once with a suit. JCrew cap's in a glorious shade of 8...........
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Happy Thursday gents (Friday for me 😜).
 

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