bb, from the pics, the shoe appears to fit as I don't see a gap in between your ankle and the heel. anytime you are dealing with a double leather soul, you are going to get some sort of heel slippage. once you break the leather in, it'll be less stiff and the shoe will have molded to your foot. until then, youll get that slippage. this is also the case with Alden boots but its not as noticeable. I dislike double leather solar for this reason. ill take a single leather oiled sole over double leather any day of the week
Namor, thanks for the info on this. I guess I'll go ahead and stick it out and see what happens once the leather gets broken in. What's been your experience on the length of time it takes for the break in?
Some hastily taken pics of the LS x SF shortwings (excuse the crappy carpet but it's the only part of my place that's carpeted and these babies aren't hitting any hard surface until I've decided whether or not they are worth the heel slippage)
Also, what's up with this? Anybody else have poorly fitted dovetail pads that leave gaps like this?
I bought those shoes and my heel slippage went away after two full days (non-consecutive) of wearing to work. BTW I also thought the dovetail finishing was subpar on mine as well although not as bad as yours. FWIW I can see ours are creasing the same so far. I really LOVE these shoes and have had lots of compliments on them.