Here they are, the first shoes. They’re pretty comfortable, though I haven’t put in my anti-arch supports. The neck of the shoe is too large, which I expected. I really have trouble with the laces crossing my arches. It’s really uncomfortable though I used a very heavy spongy piece of leather for a tongue to try and protect my arch. I’ve rerun the laces to go from side to side on the top and up and down on the foot side (not pictured). That’s proving to be more comfortable.
After this next pair of shoes (in the works) I’ll know how much I need to reduce the last’s width in the toe box area. One step at a time . . .