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Often beetween sizes? Go with your smaller size. Also see link for tying tips.
on August 28, 2016
**Update to my previous notes on sizing. I've been wearing these Sebago Docksides around (in the navy with red sole) for a few days now. At first, I found that tying the laces tight enough to keep on my foot, but loose enough to not put uncomfortable pressure on the top of my foot - to be difficult. However after a couple of days and finding the right tightness, they are very comfortable. I will also add in that just today, I tied the laces to look more neat and tidy using these short video tutorials (from Sperry actually). I did the fishtail and added the 'acorn' or barrel ends to my extra length. Not only do the laces look MUCH better now (neat, tidy, cute) - it also seems to have helped with creating a tight enough fit that is in no way uncomfortable. Here's the link to the unique lace tying tricks: [...]
Just received these shoes, and wanted to leave a quick review for now on sizing (because I'm ALWAYS looking for this info in other reviews). I typically waver between a size 6 and a size 6.5 in shoes of all different kinds of styles. With flat shoes like these boat shoes, I often need a 6 (doesn't matter the manufacturer, but just in case you are curious, I am a definite 6 in Sperry's if you are comparing the two brands). I went with my gut and ordered a 6 in these, and the fit is correct! So if you are between sizes, I'd recommend going with the smaller of your two sizes, especially if you are like me and find that most flats run long and floppy. I will say, the heel of the shoe is lower than average, and with the overall fit, this means that I will need to rely on actually tying the laces with correct tightness to keep the shoe on my foot...but that is to be expected to a degree.
Will have to write again later on durability and long term comfort. Style is just as pictured though, coloring is accurate for the navy version with red sole and brown laces.