I'm really confused, maybe you all can help.
I bought a pair of Long Branch boots by Allen Edmonds. We tried every size from 10 to 12, including multiple widths. My feet measure 10.5-11 in length, but closer to 12-13 at the ball of the foot. The 11E feels best in the store, but I found out today after wearing them out for the first day that my right toe starts killing me after walking for 10 minutes or so. The left foot feels fine. Also, I got blisters on my right foot, but I figured that might happen. What gives with the toe? Is the toe box too narrow on one foot only? Too short on one foot?
My only other dress shoes are a pair of JM oxfords also in 11E, which started out feeling ok when I bought them, but now are too big after breaking them in. I've also had Florsheims in 10.5 wide, but they were more of a sneaker with dressier shells.
In case it helps, my sneaker size is 12EE.
I'm thinking of going to an AE store tomorrow, but I'm not sure what they can do, or if they'll do anything since they've been worn outside, however briefly.
MC, definitely head to the store. While some of us may snipe at AE quality control from time to time, it's hard to find issue with their customer service. If they helped size you and sold to you, I would be flabbergasted if they didn't help make it right.