The dark spot is under the finish, tried buffing and wiping with a lightly damped towel without success.
That being said. It was very noticeable when the shoe is 100% new. Now that I have creased it by walking around the room, the dark spot is actually right above the crease, and it's hardly noticeable! I'm definitely keeping it
Bought a pair of tremont lasted whisky short wing from Alden DC today. The color is gorgeous, but there is a dark spot on the right shoe... should I be bothered and return it?
(the color in person is closer to that in the last two shots)
Is this new addition to the 1000 mile boot line?
Suede version of the original plain toe 1000 mile boot?
Don't see it on Wolverine website yet.
I believe AE's burgundy color is closer to Horween's #8 color. Alden's darker color is probably due to the post-Horween finish they applied to the leather. From wallets to watch straps, I have never seen any #8/burgundy Horween shell leather goods that look as dark as Alden's. And you can easily find photos online of aged Aldens (with the Alden's finish wearing off overtime) that look closer to AE's burgundy color.