I just purchased a pair of Chertseys over the counter and am having serious doubts about the fit around the toes. I'm told that the suede stretches a significant amount and that room will come available soon, but I don't know if I have the strength to persevere until then.
I would take them back, but the store is in London and I am now back home is Australia, they have been worn outside, and the next half-size up was obviously too loose on my smaller foot.
Can any of you tell me what, if anything, can be done to help speed up the breaking-in process?
This is the second time I've encountered this kind of problem with English shoes, the last time being with a pair of Loake Roux purchased earlier in the year over the counter once again.
FWIW, I'm a 9.5F in RM Williams, and was sized at 8.5E by Crocket & Jones (and also by the Loake retailer).
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.