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Toughest Shoe to Find The Right Fit!
on May 8, 2014
Caveat: only buy this shoe from a place with an easy return policy...
Your shoe/sneaker size is irrelevant in the world of the Lunargrand! I am fairly a consistent 10.5 Cole Haan Air Dress shoe in the past and 11 Nike running sneakers. So like all of you, I listened to most of the reviews that they run big. I wore Cole Haan Air Perkins oxfords which lasted 8 years with almost no signs of wear, so I believe they are worth every penny and save your back.
I made an educated guess that size 10 would only be a half size down from the dress shoe size to compensate for running large. Ordered my first pair Camello/Chambray (awesome). Tried them on with dress socks and sure enough, plenty of room. If I didn't know I would have guessed they were 11. However, the toe box is narrower than normal. Wore them for a day in the field and started off very nice, except narrow. Then because they are leather, your feet swell a little and the get tighter. So for my next pair, I ordered a 10.5 to see if my feet swelling would be compensted by the half size bigger. Tried on the 10.5, definitely comfortable and the narrowness of the toe box was much better. Here's the problem with going to your regular dress shoe size: the extra room and comfort will quickly be ruined by all of the extra creasing on the top of the shoe. Long story short, I decided to keep .5 size down from normal dress shoe and assume the fact that they will break in and stretch out a little with use. The half size down allows your foot to fill out the shoe more and deters creasing. Still comfortable and keeps your investment looking nice. Creases will drive you crazy if you don't size down. Trying to figure out the size in general will drive you crazy... but I still love them.