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About Size, Fitting of Shoes and Guarantee

Trust the chart shown here; it has been proven correct by thousands of long-distance sales.

USA (inch)
71/2
8
81/2
9
91/2
10
101/2
11
111/2
12
13
Europe (cm)
40-40,5
41
41,5
42
42,5
43-43,5
44
44,5
45
46
47
UK
61/2
7
71/2
8
81/2
9
91/2
10
101/2
11
12
Japan (cm)
25.5
26
26.5
27
27.5
28
28.5
29
29.5
30
 
 
 
The middle-width for Europe and America is “D” (“C” is narrower and “E” is wider)
The middle-width for England is “E” (“D” is narrower and “F” or “EE” is wider)
 
I always give the size in all three standards. Best is to know your European size but contact me if there is some confusion. I will ask you to go to your wardrobe and find the size of your two or three most comfortable shoes and if you tell me the makers I can interpret your ideal size and width.
Doing business long-distance as I do, I must be very careful about size...and I am!  I measure the actual size of every pair of shoes against a fixed standard, a series of shoemaker’s lasts (Leisten). I do not relying on the shoemaker’s indication alone. Although I list English, American and Continental sizes in the descriptions I do not give outer dimensions; these are misleading. A slipper and a Brogue of the same size have two quite different outer dimensions. In general, outer dimensions have little relation to the inside volume of a shoe. Likewise, your foot, being a three-dimensional object, you cannot measure the size by tracing your foot on paper. A high instep (Rist) or low one will entirely defeat such measurements.
 
Overall, I recommend being generous with sizing and thereby kind to your feet. Yes, give your feet some breathing room.  A shoe that fits perfectly in the morning is too small; your feet expand during the day, they are bigger in warm weather or after a long period walking or standing...and they will only get bigger with age, typically a half size over your lifespan.  If you are between two sizes, go a half size up, not down. Your feet will thank you and your shoes will last much longer. You can always adjust the fit with a thicker or thinner sock, but not if the shoes are too small to begin with. You should only be buying shoes you are going to wear for a decade or longer, so think ahead; you want be able to wear your favourite shoes 20 years from now.
 
Gentlemen with a high instep should favour shoes with Derby (open) style lacing which is more adjustable over the top of the foot. The great classic Florsheim Imperials are a good choice among Derbies and no better ready-made shoe has ever been made.  They are a very accurate fit, very comfortable and your grandchildren will be wearing them one day; they are indestructible. 
 
Gentlemen interested in boots should buy a half size larger than their shoes; this is to accommodate heavier socks in Winter and in Summer (for better cooling)

My 100% Unconditional Guarantie

Finally, everything I sell is guaranteed to fit and to please....or full refund. You can send anything back that doesn't suit you for any reason, no questions asked. This is your insurance against either of us making a mistake. As a practical matter, less than 5% are returned to me for size, a far better record than most boulevard shops. 

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Sollte doch einmal der Fall eintreten, dass Ihnen der Schuh dennoch nicht passt, oder er Ihnen einfach nicht entspricht, dann sind Sie durch meine 100%-ige Garantie geschützt. Je nach Ihrer Wahl ersetzen wir Ihren Schuh mit der passenden Grösse, oder Sie erhalten den kompletten Kaufpreis zurück.