Should I be concerned about this creasing on my new Bayfields?
Anything specific you guys recommend as far as treating the problematic side to avoid cracking as that is my main concern. One side of the right shoe is very creased/wrinkled (since day one before wearing) yet on the other side it is perfectly fine. Maybe just lesser quality leather on the bad side, got them from Lands End and I would say these probably should have been Seconds imo. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Those are fine, IMO. Unless they look/feel sandpapery dry, they're not gonna crack. I would apply conditioner but that corrugated look probably won't go away. Those aren't dress boots and they're meant to be abused. Besides, no one is going to see that side of that boot.