I would say it is almost certainly just you aren't used to the last, they really are a nice balance, and appropriately sleek for suiting. Low quality pic, but below is a good example. These are size 10 FWIW.
Just got my loafers back from the cobbler - loved every single thing about the loafers except for the natural edges, so had him stain them dark brown and add topys. Very pleased with the result, all work done by A-1 Valet in Arlington for those in the DC area.