Can I get your advise on how well my 9D Strands fit? Basically if I force my foot forward I can fit my middle and index finger at the back of my heel. There is also about an inch of space from my toes to the tip of the shoe. I was thinking this is because the 5 last is the most elongated last of AE. Aside from this I have no problems with the shoe. My foot doesn't slip around inside the shoe whenever I walk. I can lace the shoe completely so I don't think there is a problem with the width.
Should I move down to a 8.5D for my next 5 last model?
Sadly going to an AE outlet is not an option as it is not available in my country.