I wonder if there was someone got a pair of perfect color#8 shoes or boots, specifically the leather.
If you got a perfect pair, congratz!
All of my color#8 stuff look good when I bought them in store.
But once I closely inspect them under direct sun light, all kinds of dye stain show up.
I am not defending Alden, Alden definitely did a bad job in QC and I believe they will continue to do it.
If you can't accept the defects/flaws, you should return them right...