Hello all,I hope someone can help me with this,I have a pair of custom grade semi brogues,brown,sole says 65 which is 6.5.
Now I am size 6.5 or 39.5 and they are an inch too big for me! They measure 29 cms along sole.what size are they actually?
The sizing marked seems about right. It is UK 6.5. Now, some assumptions based on your descriptions:
1. it is 1 inch too big when you try them
2. the *outsole* is measured 29 cm
1. For this elongated last, having 1" or so space in front of your toes is normal. As long as the shoe fit from heel to your ball (widest area of your foot), anything further away is ok.
2. The outsole should never be used as a measurement for shoe size as different lasts can have different lengths on toes so outsole measurement is not a reliable source to check shoe size.
When trying on a shoe, you are not supposed to fill all the area inside the shoe because your foot is not like the last that the shoe was built with. There should be ample space in front of your toes, yet the heel and ball are nicely enclosed with no slippage. Similarly, the instep (top of foot) should be covered nicely with little to none bulging.
Hope this helps.
Edit: after looking at the picture more carefully I am not so sure it is marked as 6.5 F. It can be 6.0 F as @Fraser Tartan
pointed out. I would still think this is the UK size.