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Really LOVE this shoe....BUT......,
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This review is from: ECCO Men's Biarritz Perf Tie Oxford (Apparel)
I had seen this on the Nordstrom site (for significantly more...) and wanted to order them. I took the advice from both the Nordstrom feedback & Amazon's and ordered an entire size smaller than I wear...let me back up and say I worked in the shoe industry for a number of years and I most definitely know what size works for me. Because of the European sizing I am normally a 42 which is 8-8.5 but in most dress shoes that equates to a perfect 9M. I tried on the shoes the moment I picked them up from the doorstep....the shoe FITS everywhere but is too long...now if it were available (but it isn't) I could have tried a 41 (which is a 7-7.5) but the issue you run into is that the toe is shorter, but the rest of the shoe may be off (the heel, the distance between the heel & the arch, etc. ) I even would try an innersole (and often do) but when testing the length my toe is a full inch or more shorter than where it comfortably needs to be in order for the shoe to maintain a good fit. Sadly I do really like the style, love the perforated leather, the nubuk finish, the cool white sole....but no shoe is worth being missized.....