I just got a pair of these Walnut AE 5th Avenues from eBay (my first pair of AEs), and I ordered them in size 9E. I knew for a while that my feet were a bit wide, but I measured my foot for the first time to order these shoes.
The toes feel great, but the ankles are swimming in extra space (that's me standing straight up more or less). Is this a case of getting too wide a size, or could this be because I have fallen arches and therefore overpronate? Also, the vamps seem to be close as I've tied my laces tightly to close the ankle gap...is this normal?
Does anyone else run into this, or has anyone been able to correct this with foot inserts/beds? I am trying to decide if I should return these for 9D or try some other style. Thanks.