I am trying to upgrade my style and I need some advice.
I have just purchased a pair of Herring Surrey Continental shoes. I have pasted 2 images below and you can find them here: http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=3066
I am new to these type of shoes so I started with an inexpensive one (I do not want to buy "cheap" shoes", of course !). I usually wear EU 41 (GB 7) shoes and, not being sure whether to go for the medium or wide one, I chose the wide one. It does not fit snugly; there is may be half a centimetre of space at the vamp (i.e. the widest part of the shoe)
The problem is when I walk on hard surfaces, it makes a hollow sound, a bit like when you wear heavy work boots (but not quite as bad). I find this quite embarrassing. I don't want people to think I'm a weird person who is wearing funny shoes. If you check the shoes, you will find that it is elongated at the tip. Hence, there is an empty space between my toes and the tip. Is this, and the fact that there is some free space at its widest part, causing this sound? Or is it the fact that the soles of such shoes are harder than the rubber soles I am used to? Can this sound be avoided/reduced or should I get over it and consider it normal? The shoes do fit well at the heel and the quarter.
Thanks a lot beforehand.