I recently picked up a pair of the black patent leather wholecuts based on the Olfe last. I typically wear a 13D in the Allen Edmonds 5 last and although the Olfe was a bit snug around the toes, I found the shoes to be comfortable during a long day.
To follow up, I purchased a pair of cap toes in the Hiro last. Unfortunately, the heel area is so tight on one shoe that I developed a major blister on my inner heel within a few minutes of wear; skin actually came off and I could barely walk without wincing. Will this get better as the shoes break in or am I doomed?
My Hiro suede double monks were brutal, I know your pain. But they did break in and get better.