* Also, found out that if you go to the RED Wing store (in Aiea) and have your foot measured ... the size is pretty true. When the store measured my foot I was a Regular width which I special ordered (the store only stocked Wide) ... But, I also bought my normal 1/2 size larger ... so it would be easier to take on and off at the Airport. (and if my foot swelled on a trip)
This "might" have been a mistake with this shoe because it probably would have fit perfectly if I bought my correct "measured" size. I think this heavy shoe actually had a pretty good fit at my "correct" size.
*** This has become my BEST Work shoe EVER !
Next test will be Nov. in New York (maybe in the snow) :).
11/30/11 Update: Just came back from a 10 day New York trip ... 30-40 degree cold, Rain , NYC sidewalks and roads , puddles ...
* This Waterproof (and slightly heavy) 8691 really shined on this trip. and it was the ONLY shoe I took in this trip.
I am talking over 100 NYC blocks of walking and two rainy days that was not higher than 40 deg. ... walking quickly thru puddles, bad roads and sidewalks.
This shoe PASSED with flying colors !
Can you tell this is now my favoite shoe "Ever". Now, I am wondering if I will ever bother to buy another Feragamo , ever. (I might try a Merrel Pulse II if they ever do a black lol)
The Tourist of Light