Agreed about the tightness in the vamp. They should eventually stretch enough to accommodate a 3/4 length insole. I still have a little tightness on the top of my right foot, since I have ridiculously high arches, but I'm pretty confident that will go away with more wear.
Are you planning to use anything to protect the leather? It feels more like nubuck than regular leather, so it doesn't seem like Obenauf's is the best choice.
Got my Butteros today, toe and heel are a perfect fit but the vamp is really tight. I guess that's just how the shoe is cut. No room for an insole, I think Still, seems good, and they look great.
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b2904? How did you size for these? Thinkin about getting one of rakuten