I purchased a pair of 11 E AE Park Avenues and was having some issues with creasing causing pain. I recently tried a pair of 11.5 D AE Strands (I also tried 12 Ds and 11.5 Es, both were too big in different ways) and they seemed to fit perfectly, with the creasing pain problem completely gone. I decided to play it safe and try them on on the carpet a few more times to be sure, and I discovered that my ankle makes contact with the side of the shoe when I step down, especially if I don't walk in a straight line. It doesn't bother me too much walking around the house, but I worry that throughout an entire day it could be annoying. Is this a breaking in problem (I don't see how it could be), or should I find another shoe that dips lower in that area to accommodate my ankle bone? I hate to entertain that option since I love the shoes, but I don't want raw ankles.