As someone who dresses and fits men for shoes as part of my career, it’s all hogwash.Never once, in all my years, with all my clients, have I ever needed to get an exact measurement of their feet – and this is because the brands and manufacturers don’t work this way.
In other words, don’t wear your thick woolen socks, or your super thin ankle socks when trying on dress shoes.
If you feel ANY bunching in the toes or feel the shoe pressing against any of your toenails, they’re too short.
A narrow width is a B, a wide width is E and an x-wide width is 3E.
If your foot falls between a B and a D, go with the larger width.
When you’re trying on shoes, here’s the things to do and look out for.