So I returned the brown pair and might return the hillcrest if it’s not a huge pain.
SO yesterday I wore my Steve Maddens to walk about 2 miles... I had blisters on blisters it was crazy painful and my shins hurt. I was very reluctant to put on my AE Sanford since they felt a bit tight yesterday when I got home (I wonder why maybe thick socks and swollen feet?)
This morning I was trying to decide whether to wear my Sanford because I just KNEW even though I had never worn leather soled shoes (in recent memory anyway) that there was no way hard ASS leather was going to feel even decent compared to sneakers or my other rubber soled shoes.
BUT I have to eat humble pie. These shoes feel so damn good! All my pain is gone! I don't even know how to describe it except cool buttery insole supporting the curves of my feet. Almost like a wooden Adirondack glider vs. foam lawn furniture.