Tried it out yesterday and that did appear to be the case.
tx - good to know.
I get that a little bit too, though only in the right foot (which is interesting because my left foot is bigger). The nice thing about CXL is that it is softer and more supple. I suspect it will get better once the shoe breaks in. I don't know for sure, but I think some neats foot oil and leather conditioner (Saphir or Venetian) will keep it nice and soft (hence easier to stretch).
I found out today I am in on the #4 Shoemart captoe pre-order so I have put these up in B&S. I only need a single captoe in my life (famous last words) and would rather have the #4.