For what it's worth, I wouldn't call that a pronounced V. They look perfectly fine to me. Are they more comfortable if you don' t lace them as tightly? They look like they are cinched down as tight as you can tie them base on the bunching of the leather. If you are doing that to minimize the gap, I'd try not worrying about it as much. Then again, it's hard to tell these things from photos, so I may be wrong.
You could well be right there. I did have them laced pretty tightly yesterday and it aaas a warm day with a lot of walking, so I'm sure my feet swelled a bit.
Normally a snug, but comfortable fit.
Guess that V is normal for Allen Edmonds. None of my British shoes look like that and the eye stays come together when laced up.