ABOUT THE ARIS ALLEN RAW SOLE:
A note about Aris Allen Men's Tango Shoes, Captoes and Wingtips - These shoes are absolutely 100% handmade. The cutting of the leather is done by hand - not stamped out, the glue is put on with a brush, not a machine, and the sewing, while done with a sewing machine, is done one at a time. You can even see the occasional pencil mark!
This means that the shoe on your foot is the product of a craftsman who sees the shoe from start to finish. This also explains why you will find the occasional imperfection. They are made just a few at a time.
Because this style has a shoelace closure with Balmoral construction (which means it is sewn across the middle at the bottom of the eyelets) - you can customize the width by loosening or tightening them - it should work with normal and narrow widths.
Most men know which two sizes they fit best (like 10.5 & 11 or 8.5 & 9). To figure out which size you'll fit in these:
About "Balmoral" construction: These are traditional wingtips so they are constructed in the Balmoral style with stitching across the ball of the foot (at the bottom of the laces) and cannot be loosened or tightened at that point the way a shoe constructed in the "Blucher" style can. So these are not a great idea for anyone with very wide or very narrow feet. Our Captoes do not have this construction and so are better suited for a wider variety of foot widths.