I think 6E is a good start. It also depends on the socks you plan on wearing with them. 6.5E might be too big.Hi not sure if this is the right place to be asking for sizing advice.
I’m looking to purchase my first Alden (modified last, since I have wide forefoot, narrow heel asian foot shape). I have tiny feet but relatively wide forefoot (5.5ee on left foot and 6e on right) I was measured in the store in Japan.
Unfortunately all the shoes imported by the distributor in Japan are in D width and I was offered 6.5d in modified last. It feels a bit tight on the right side (no pain, slight pressure). I wear 7ee in new balance running shoes if it helps. (37 regular on the Birkenstock Arizona, but pinkie is a bit squeezed). Usually I size up to accommodate my wide forefoot (don’t like squeezed toes, I had bad corns on my pinkie toe that took a year to go away).
Do you recommend that I try to look for 6E or is the 6.5D a possible compromise? Would 6.5E be too big?
I look forward to your advice!
Take care on the length. If they are too long, the ball of your foot may not be sitting in the widest part of the boot. Especially on Modified last, you want to make sure the ball is where it should be.
If the length is good, go up a width. Note that a 6E will be wider than a 6.5D.
Can't the retailer place a special order for you on the next run? Unless you are confident that the 6.5D will break in comfortably, I would order the correct size.