I haven't read this whole monster thread yet, but it seems to be the compendium of all things related to the 1000 mile boots. My question is sizing related, but really specifically about whether they fit a high instep. I didn't find anything readily apparent in the forums with a few searches... so here goes.
My question is specifically about the 1000 mile oxford shoes as well as the RW Beckmans. No stores carry either of them so I am limited to buying online and returning for different sizes, etc. My issue is not limited to these shoes. I have a hard time finding comfortable dress shoes and boots due to my high instep.
Fresh from the mail I have a pair of the Beckmans, size 10M, and I love the look... and want to love them so much as the style is right on for what I want. But I can barely tie the laces, and there is enough pressure on the top of my foot that I just don't see them "breaking in" or stretching enough to truly become a wonderful shoe. And for the money they should be.
I am going to try wearing them around the house a day or two see if things get better, but as of now they look like a return.
Incidentally my feet measure up at 9.5M, and I typically wear that in a sneaker, but 10 or even 10.5 for dress shoes have been the norm.
I would love to hear peoples feedback on this, or anyone with a similar foot shape what you have found to work for you.
Thanks in advance.