OK, so the black cordovan Leeds haven't actually entered the rotation (and won't until Christmas). While admiring them, however, I at last discovered the reason they are seconds:
This is clearly more than a scuff--laceration is the best word to describe it. It doesn't go all the way through, but it is deep. $299 for cordovan is great, but this bothers me a bit. Should I keep them, and if so how should I go about healing this wound?