I've thought about men who have a greater foot size to height ratio and the very issue you highlight. Indeed, I've likely joined them. Having shrunken to somewhere around 5'8", and having a size 11 foot, it has become noticeable in some instances. I have a pair of Cheaney chukkas on their slightly elongated 125 last, and as I was sitting on my internist's exam table, he glanced down and remarked, "Gee, you've got pretty big feet!"I wear blue suede loafers and wingtips regularly but I can’t imagine being able to wear those even though they are amazing. Partially it is the boldness of the color but also it’s just that I generally can’t pull shoes like that off. The biggest reason for that being that I look like a clown in anything more than a slightly elongated last. I’m a little over 5’9” and I wear a size US 12 D or E. Although my heel is more of a B/C width. I’m other words I have duck feet.
I could have used that guy's advice back in the day, when I was expected to keep a mirror shine on my duty shoes and boots. But alas, that train has left the station.Article by Justin F about Septieme Largeur expanding into Asia - some amazing patination on show. https://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2019/09/septieme-largeur-expands-to-vietnam.html