Also, my Freiburg firsts arrived last night. Don't want to take away from the appreciations... but I think they will need to go back. Not sure why, but I am the magnet for lumpy footbeds. Seems like more then half of the last 10 shoes I've purchased have had some type of bump or divot.
The finishing on them isn't great: burnishing issues, few stripes, wrinkling uppers, some random darker spots, etc. I could live with all of this, as the shoe is a rougher leather and casual in style - but I can't get over the structural issue of the footbed.
It's ashame because I like the style. And with the extra eyelet and shape of the boot I can get them laced pretty tight,so I don't have the volume issue I was concerned about. Went with my 65 size. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I too have been victim to the lumpy footbed...I have corrected several of them with the use of a hammer and cloth if accesible or I have also used the handle end of varius screw drivers and other tools if further down the foot bed and actually could put pressure enough to force the bump away...clearly I am not damaging the shoe so that if it has to go back still needs too.
Give it a whirl