Hi Ladies (and Gents),
I wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I'm working out what happened with the width of the Georgies. Most of you have noticed the Georgianas to be quite wide, almost a C width. While my sample pair was small, about a 1/2 size smaller than my own usual size (I used myself as a gauge, with very average size 7.5 feet), the production run came in just ridonculously huge.
Apparently "Americans have huge feet." I'm not kidding, this was my response from my manufacturing agent oversees, and width was added to the lasts without my knowledge. I've told the manufacturer to remove any additional width that was added, and only use standard US sized lasts from now on. ... oh... and to never ever ever make changes to the lasts without telling me.
As you can imagine, what a huge mess this has made, but not to worry. The goal here is to get everyone their shoes, and if you need to return or exchange your Georgies for a smaller size, just send them on back with a note in the box for which size you need.
Meanwhile, I carefully measured the insoles of every size, and here's a revised sizing chart that reflects the actual, physical shoes in my shop:
|US Size||UK Size||Euro Size||Inches||CM|
Some of you may need a half size smaller, and some maybe a whole size smaller.
Now to answer the main question: what does this mean for the fit of the Devonshires and future runs of Georgianas?
The sizes will run true-to-size, the length being the same, but the width will be back to normal. As is the nature of buying footwear online, if you still need to exchange future orders for smaller or larger sizes, it's easy as pie, just send them back to the return address on the box they came in, and you're good to go.
I do have some bad news, though. Because of the massive, crazy confusion with the factory, about the widths, I will not be able to run wide widths for future styles. However, if you have wide feet and did not order Georgianas this time because you thought they'd be too narrow, now's the time to order, before I run out of stock of this first run (e-mail me - email@example.com - if your size is out of stock because it's very likely a pair will be coming back soon, for an exchange, and you can nab it!)
As always, thank you so much for understanding and supporting this whole idea. Without you wonderful ladies and gentlemen, none of this could have happened, and I greatly appreciate your patience while I work out the kinks!