OK maybe things are looking better see what you guys think.
This morning first time wearing:
3 hours later not too much walking trying to keep them returnable if needed but re-tied both shoes just a little snug.
So I think the gap has improved but still it's more than I would like to see.
The question is will the gap close even more with more wear as I think if I continue to wear them even on the carpet I won't be able to return them.
As for the overall comfort the feel is great again just the look of the gap.
Looking better after retying them. As stated by others, you will sink into them and the leather will give a bit. As long as they're not tied uncomfortably tight and you like the fit everywhere else, I say keep.