gentlemen. I took this picture myself. henceforth, i was leaning way forward causing a bit of gapping. Now the shoes may be a touch too wide in the ankle, but its not nearly as evident as it appears to be in the picture. I like my shoes tight as shit, hence the laces are tied tightly. Regardless, I'm happy with the fit regardless of your thoughts. This thread was more about the excellent experience from "a fine pair of shoes".