I recently purchased a pair of Allen Edmonds Daltons in size 11.5 E - Walnut w/ Dainite soles. The 11.5 D's were too narrow in my toe box and were genuinely not comfortable in the store. However, with the E width there is too much volume in the boot. I have boney feet and skinny ankles. They fit better with heavier wool hiking socks. They fit really well with some inserts, though I'm wondering if boots of this quality are designed for inserts. I've never had to buy wides before. Though I did get a pair of McCalister's in wide too.
Does anyone have experience with this boot? Should I get the standard width and hope they will stretch out or should I stick with the E width and just use an insert? The AE sales person said to stick with the E width....though I think he may have been frustrated with my indecisiveness.
Also - how to I get these boots to stop squeeking when I walk? I feel like I'm wearing ski boots.