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Truman Boots


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Jun 29, 2021
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can’t decide if they are just a smidge too roomy or not. Been wearing them for almost a week now and getting more comfortable daily, but still a bit of heel slip
Truman boots usually have a wider than normal heel cup. If you're heel is on the narrower side like mine is, there will be some heel slip. I counter that with tighter than usual lacing .


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Jan 31, 2012
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can’t decide if they are just a smidge too roomy or not. Been wearing them for almost a week now and getting more comfortable daily, but still a bit of heel slip
I had that issue as well and I put in a Kiltie and fixed the slip. Once the boot forms to my foot I may take it out. Also I wear a 3/4 orthotic which pushes be into tongue. That also reduces heel slip.


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Kudu Chukkas. Probably my favorite to wear.


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I wear the same size in both. The Truman 79 last is pretty narrow in the toebox and going half down from brannock for me leaves probably a smaller amount of space in front of the toes than I prefer. With you being over a 10 on the brannock, going with a 9.5 in the truman 79 might not work out well. I don't really know how your insert would affect the fit of it, either.

As far as width at the ball of the foot and through the waist and heel you'll probably be fine with a 9.5D. Again, I would probably be more concerned about the toebox, though. I personally would try a 10D and go from there as you can always exchange for a different size.

Maybe you can help a brother out.

Brannock 7.5C, HTB 8.5-9B. I have a narrow, low volume foot but with a high instep. Just trying to stick with relevant examples -

1. White's 55 last I'm wearing a 7D with a leather insert (waxed flesh). It's super comfortable, maybe appx. 1/8-1/4 sizes long in length too much. White's Cykel wearing a 7D (to be able to pull the boots on with my instep) - excellent fit.

2. Wesco Axebreaker & Boss both on the MP 1339 - 7E. Excellent fit from the toebox through the waist, the heelcup is a bit wide.

3. Alden Indy (Trubalance) - 6.5D and it's sloppy large even with super thick socks.

4. Alden Barrie - 6.5D is good, not too narrow not too wide. With super thick socks it's a little snug but barely.

5. GS Leo - 6.5D - could not go larger.

So - Truman 79. 6.5 (which isn't stocked normally) or 7.

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