Yeah mine had a scar from the original leather that was used on the vamp. One would think this piece would be used somewhere else on the shoe to make sure that the scar is hidden from view, but this particular imperfection was out right on the vamp in plain view. Strange choice, and I really love these shoes too which hurts the most.
In regard to the AE thread, if I pay Vass price I expect Vass quality and attention to detail. I have AE seconds that's are in better shape then the Vass firsts I received from this transaction. The price difference just can't be justified and I will likely put a pair of Vass shoes under much closer inspection then a pair of AE seconds that cost me 1/6th of the price. Just my .02, please take it or leave it.
Other than that scar, what was wrong with it?