Alden LWB has a more substantial heel, mainly due to the 360 degree welt.
Shoes in picture seem to have 270 welt.
So if one's instep makes the LHS feel slightly tight, what do you suggest, short of sending them back?
You mention not stretching excessively; does this mean that minimal stretching is okay, perhaps using boot trees for just a few days and then switching to normal shoes trees?
Also, I watched 11:42 of your referenced video and didn't notice anything unusual - what were you telling us to look at?
Looks like they also have some decades-old dead stock they need to clear.
Alden Opera pumps