Hi guys, thanks everyone for your help. I order a pair of AS Armfields in the end. They have arrived and they are very beautiful indeed. I ordered a 7.5F (in AE Park avenues I'm a 8.5D perfect fit) but these feel slightly tight on my pinky toe. What should I do?? Will these loosen up at all? Or should I bite the bullet and pay for return and upsize?
Leather does stretch width wise and your foot will settle a bit in the footbed as you break in your shoes giving you more space.. A good portion of my shoes start off a bit snug which in the overall scheme of things is good and I don't have any issues. However there's a difference between snug and too tight as this can painful. If they are too tight then in the normal course of breaking them they wont stretch to the point where it will be a good fit. If its only slightly tight then there is a good chance you will be fine and if not you could have a cobbler stretch this specific area for you.