Thought I'd add a little Christmas theme to the thread today...my McNeil Roughs with AE Candycane laces strung in them. Little off the wall, but once a year, why not??
Indeed it is. The leather split a little during lasting. That's not an unusual defect in seconds. I have a pair with some of that myself. I hope it won't be an issue during recrafting, but it certainly could be exacerbated when they re-last the shoe. Hopefully not though.