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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. jdpirtl22

    jdpirtl22 Well-Known Member

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    I wear an 11d in plaza and a 10.5d trubalance fits perfect. rest assured!
     


  2. Burton

    Burton Senior member

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    Well this is an interesting question--and a long answer. I had always thought that I was a 9 or 9.5D. Kathy spent the first 10 minutes measuring my feet and told me, in no uncertain terms, that I am not a 9-anything. My forefoot is so wide that people have continually sold me larger shoes to help me get beyond that width. I have to credit SF member Fritzl who has steadfastly maintained that my fit was not good. Great knowledge there. Kathy said I am an 8.5E or, as in the Barrie, an 8E. Only a shoe geek can understand what this information meant to me. Now I have to rebuild my shoewardrobe.
     
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    rydenfan Senior member

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    sounds like a gift and a curse...
     


  4. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    Thanks for sharing. This was very interesting.
     


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    This is a good question. Rule of thumb says that this is correct. However I have found that a more comfortable fit for me was going down a full size with the Trubalance last. I have always gone with a 9.5D with the Trubalance and Barrie lasts. By chance, I tried on a 9D on the Trubalance, and found that to be a perfect fit. The barrie last works differently for me. A 9D on that last does not work. I've stuck with a 9.5D there. (I am also a 10D on the Plaza last).


    All that being said, everyone's foot is different so YMMV. I hope this didn't confuse your issue however perhaps try on a 9D as well and see if that works for you?
     


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    Burton Senior member

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    Yes. So many shoes to buy..........
     


  8. Burton

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    No problem. I try to help as I have been helped.
     


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    Interesting. Does the ball of your foot match up with the widest forefront point on the Chukkas?
     


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    She just wanted to sell more shoes (3), I had someone put me as a DOUBLE E before just to sell me something. I'm a regular D.
     
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    Has anyone had experience treating their tan or snuff suede with the purpose of darkening them? If so, has it worked?

    Thanks.

    (formerly ThArtOfWardrobe...I tired of the pun handle)
     


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    My modeest pickups over the weekend. Went out with the intention of buying just the Van's in the middle, ended up coming home with Natty CXL Longwings and #8 LHS. No idea how that happened. [​IMG]




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    I'll accept the new moniker as long as your enthusiasm and good humor remains the same. Welcome "newbie!"
     
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    Yes. That said, the front of my foot is essentially flat - think Fred Flintstone.
     


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    AoC AF112 & EP
     


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