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So I bit the bullet and bought my first pair of DMs in 20 years (gorgeous navy colour). In office I tried them on in black. The 6 was too small and 7 seemed OK. So I ordered them off amazon in a 7. I've received them and they are a bit big- I can for my finger down the back. I'm normally a large 6 in most shoes so had been buying 6 but these days feel cramped in them so think I need 6.5/7. I guess what I'm asking is (if you haven't fallen asleep) is will a roomy size be comfortable? Is there an insole or something I can buy to put in?
i tend to size up in them these days as I think the fit is different o how it was ten plus years ago. i find just wearing an extra thin pair of socks is enough to keep them fitting right and comfortable plus the extra socks help protect against any rubbing. really i could do with only going up half a size but as they don't do them, a whole size has to do. don't forget to really break them in before you wear them properly or you'll end up with horrible blisters. i find wearing one thick and then one pairof thin socks and just wearing round the house repeatedly is enough to get them broken in . once they are broken in though, they will be so comfortable
Yes they are a bit big - one reason I love them. An 8 is a roomy fit, whereas in most shoes an 8 is tight but a 9 is a bit big (or hard to find).
I think docs go with thick socks anyway so the roomy fit works for me - at the moment I'm wearing tights under jeans or a skirt, with a pair of woolly socks over them, and then my docs and that works well. Insoles would probably work as well though - just any bogstandard ones from a shoe shop.
Thanks for taking the time to reply. I've just reread my op it makes virtually no sense!! Think I'll wear about the house for a few days and see. I'm so indecisive and can never tell if shoes fit at the best of times!
Ah... Yes they are unisex 1460. I'll Get to a shop this week and retry the 6 v 7 on. Like yourself I think the half size would probably be perfect! Typically. Better check how long I've got to return them (Amazon). Thanks for all your help.
I waver between a 6 and 7. I've got Serena flat boots in 6, Clemency heeled boots in a 7. Got some 1461 shoes in a 7, but another pair (also 1461) in a 6. Red Indica (mary janes) are a 7, gold/pewter brogues are 6. And my original plain black.... no idea 'cos the size wore off many years ago!
I think that even within the same style, sizing varies depending on the leather. And the size might vary depending where they are made - some are made in Thailand and some in China I believe.
These articles might help, but I fear I've just confused you even more :-)