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They are shell for sure.You need better lighting and also 2 more photos. 1 of the inside footbed and 1 of the soles. This will help us to date them but I am already guessing early 1980's
With respect, I don't see any issue to be worried about. Different leathers and processes perhaps than what you are accustomed to but for this product at this price did you truly expect a perfect world? They were going to wrinkle anyway. These shoes have done you the courtesy of showing their true nature right up front, which I regard as a courtesy. Bond with them and enjoy.
This is a practice that can very easily go wrong and turn into costume if entered into without some homework beforehand. I would recommend paying attention to very subtle patterns and textures as well as colours.
Purchasing Factory Seconds means accepting flaws as I am sure you know. That said, a cobbler might be able to buff this down somewhat but not remove it. Considering most people will only see the tops of the shoes, I wouldn't be concerned about it. It just adds character. Personally, I enjoy every scrape and scar I have put on my shoes. They always buff up pretty and those lines, like the lines on my face, show that I have lived life rugged and free. This line wouldn't...
I would like to kindly remind the newer of our members to stay focused on the Originating Post (OP) of threads they participate in. This thread originated HERE: http://www.styleforum.net/t/190279/dark-stains-light-cracking-imperfect-stitching-on-brand-new-ae-strand#post_3422423 When anyone introduces other non-related questions into the thread, this is what is referred to as 'De-Railing'. It just confuses the original intent of the thread. Ultimately, the Originating...
Nothing wrong with these.
This scrape is a different pair of shoes. What are these?
I ask if they are commissioned. If they respond with a 'yes' (most do), I ask for their card and assure them that when I am ready to purchase, I will deal only with them. This puts a quick end to the situation and stops other salespeople from even approaching as I flash the card of the first one who approached me no matter their internal politics. Sales people, especially where there are too many for the store, tend to be very anxious and even pushy. 'Just browsing' is...
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