Yep, instep was too high and heel was a little sloppy. My main issue is that Carmina doesn't make narrow widths, and sizing down just made the shoes too small in the toebox. I ended up buying some of the UK tweed Rudys that I'm probably going to sell because I live in FL and there's realistically only a couple days out of the entire year that I'll get to wear them. That was one of those "they look so cool that I don't care if I'll ever have a chance to wear them" purchases that didn't turn out too well. They're pretty heavy, definitely heavier than any other flannel trouser I own. I used to live in the Baltimore/DC area a few years ago and they would have been perfect for the winters there.