Originally Posted by Zassiliss
Reeeaaally should have read this thread before pulling the trigger on my black suede tournament highs. Usually a 10.5 - 11, and bought the 43, Perfect on the length, but really far too narrow. Might try for a few wears to see if they stretch, but I doubt it.
exact same deal with me. here is what I wrote to another user in regards to a question about stretching:
Mine were very uncomfortable around the instep (laces/toes area) when I first recieved them, to the point where my feet would have terrible blisters and I could hardly walk. After a few miles of walking, about a week, they were stretched out to the point where the were very comfortable. The stretching did affect the silhouette of the sneakers, though. It made them wider right above the sole. Not really a huge issue but some people don't like it. So you have to decide if you want to deal with the break in period and the slightly widened shape. I ended up selling mine because I wore my vans more. Little things like the extra width and thickness threw me off. They are very nice sneakers, but not for everyone. Hope this helped, anymore questions just let me know!