It's easier for them to break in, if they are tight on the ball of the feet than at the toe. Toes tend to flex and scrunch from the tightness. It lessens the pressure on leather and makes it hard to break in at the toes. If it's only a little snug, you can take them to a shoe cobbler. They will use a shoe stretching device and shoe stretch liquid to apply constant pressure in the toebox for a few days. The more stretching that is needed, the longer it will take. If it needs a lot of stretching, it's best to get the right shoe size. Excessive stretching could make the toe box look bloated compared to the rest of the shoe.
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10/17/09 at 9:18am