Hi, I thought this might be just the place to ask. In short, I'm on my feet for 12+ hours a day in a professional kitchen setting and after utterly destroying seemingly dozens of pairs of normal civilian shoes decided to purchase some Dansko's Professional clogs. They seemed to be so highly spoken of and though they looked and felt a little odd I bought some. I went to a store and had some fitted, and sure enough as I was told, I needed a size up (store measured me at 42 and I needed a 43). I was told that the break in was a little stressful and to date I'm about 5 weeks in. They seem really comfortable everywhere apart from the top strap part that seems to dig in excruciatingly. I've reduced my socks to the thinnest I own and it helps a small amount, but they're still far from comfortable. It's just confusing...Some of the poor reviews for them I've noticed also mention the top straps really hurting, but the majority say they love them. I've got some serious bruising and red marks now, especially on my right foot, and putting them on seems to be getting more and more painful. Some days I'm actually limping trying to alleviate pressure on my right foot from the top strap. There's no obvious defects with them, in fact they look very well made. Is this normal considering their supposedly awful break in time or should I be looking at other brands? Many thanks in advance.