Currently you need to be at max stamina (100%) in order to pass through NPCs. This is a little annoying sometimes, e.g. in towns when there are NPCs blocking tight paths between counters, seeing as you often drop 1 point when moving, thus hindering your movement. Maybe reducing it to 90% of max stamina or something so you can at least move around town freely.
Towns are harder to maneuver than dungeons are, maybe that’s intended (if you want us to go out in the wilds more, just say so – no need for these subtle hints making life difficult for us! :))