Is it normal for a new pair of balmoral shoes to squeak when you first try them on? I went to an AE retail store to be sized and the SA put me in a pair of Strands that were 11E and they felt like a glove on my foot, no squeaking at all. I subsequently ordered a pair of Park Ave seconds from the SB (same size) and they squeak audibly when I walk (like leather rubbing on foot). They also bow out slightly when I stand up, which the other ones did not do.
My question is, did the shoes that they used to size me at the store feel perfect because they had been tried on multiple times before and were well broken in? Should I send them back because of the squeaking? The shoes are perfectly comfortable other than that. I need these shoes for a job interview and the last thing I want is to walk in with my shoes squeaking.
Edited by walkthewalk - 4/17/14 at 1:48pm