So I finally took the plunge and bought a pair of the 1000 Mile based on this thread (I know...I am not the only one). Trying to get some expert opinion on something that I noticed: When I place the shoes on a level surface (e.g. a table), with the heels in full contact with the table, there is actually a gap between the bottom (leather sole) and the table. Put it in another way, if I place the shoes on the table, there is actually a gap between the heel (towards the very end) and the table. This is as if the heels are angled. Is this suppose to go away after the shoes are fully broken in, or is this by design?
that's normal. when you put your weight on it, the heel will flatten out.
I also find that it takes a bit of use until the heels on my shoes wear into the way I walk... dunno if that makes sense, but I can tell by the feel when I walk if the shoe is brand new. Eventually the edges of the heel wear in to make everything fit my gait.