I recently bought a pair of Jack Erwin "Carter" boots in burgundy. The fit is snug, and I've kept a pair of wooden shoe inserts in them for a few months to help with stretching, although I'm not sure if that will help. These are made in spain, goodyear constructed
and very hard to break in. But for $225.00, I guess I can't be choosy. I love the design and I hope they'll get better with time.
I like them! I'd be interested to hear how the break-in goes and how they look with age. Keep us posted.