Originally Posted by New Shoes1
Are your shoes flexing outwards when you stand still? I have the Strand in calfskin and it flexes in the exact same place when I walk. Both shoes have creased under the ankles, but it does not bother me enough to return them, since it is not visible unless I look closely at the shoe.
Yeah, the photos in the OP show me in a standing position. As I said, the Fifth Aves (same last as Strand) exhibit this 'bowing' effecting, but not to the same degree. I would say maybe 1/5" to 1/4" inch on the Fifths vs. the 1/2" on these guys.
I just got off the phone with a cusomter rep at AE and she said it might be due to the top line being too baggy. They can double check this when the shoes are returned to the factory and fitted into their lasts. Great part was that the lady was pretty knowledgeable.