Thanks, much appreciated guys, especially since its my first post on sf. Will use insoles/see my cobbler as a short term solution, hopefully I can find a long term solution that does not spoil the shoe - will post back here then! If there is anyone who has similar experience please PM me or respond to this post.
Thanks alot SlimJohny, I have considered those options but I would prefer if I could actually shrink the shoe without causing any damage to it. Putting insoles/heel grips would only serve to expand the shoes in the long run?