Newbie question, do you think BHs with "dressy" leather and "dressy" soles (269 etc.) need 100 hours of break-in time ( I have read about the 100 hours somewhere: ))?Perhaps. I just was trying to get them to fit more like my Lofgrens which are snug but fit glove like. Also, you never know till you try. I think they will break in alright but going forward, I'll probably stick with 11.5. I do have stretchers if needed but I don't think that will be necessary.
The celastic cup also bothered my big toe in my 11.5 but that broke in just fine now.