When trying on new shells how do you judge fit without walking and creating creases? I have a new pair of #8 lwb and I just put them on to watch tv and they are a bit snug in the width. Should they be absolutely perfect when you first put them on, from what I read cordovan doesn't stretch that much. This is totally frustrating because I didn't feel any tightness in the store when I tried on a pair in the same size just different color.
Your feet change size (swell and shrink). So they could certainly fit fine in the store and seem tight another time. Snug is OK. Tight is bad. It's mostly your perception of the fit. You should also watch the lacing. Make sure you're not tightening the laces more than usual.