Size, Fitting, Condition, Warranty

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 Guarantee

Finally, everything I sell is guaranteed to fit and to please….or full refund or full credit in the case of sale items. You can send anything back within 7 days, in the same condition you received it, 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.

Meine 100%ige Absolute Garantie

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.