I've had a pair of strands for a few months and they seem to be wearing in differently. The right shoe has some creases as is to be expected(they are shoes after all) but the left shoe has much more pronounced wrinkling and more hairline wrinkles across the toe. It looks like the leather insole is pulling on the side of the left shoe which may be causing some of the weird wrinkling. Am I just being overly picky/crazy or is this unusual?
My kenwoods and mctavishes haven't worn unevenly so I don't think it's the way I walk or anything. Just picked up a pair of Nathan's(Fifth Aves renamed for JA BanK). Haven't worn em yet though.
Haven't read all the way through so not sure if this has been replied-to to death, but it looks these shoes may have worn outside, gotten wet, and dried with a hair dryer or furnace. I think that it would be valuable to contact AE to see if they can resolve the problem, but to start, you might want to consider applying some mink oil to the leather to relax it. The right side toe's crinkling does not suggest poor fit-it suggests a defect in the leather or over-dryness.