These came from Pelle Line.
In case anyone needs motivation.
Here are some tricks:
I used this method with pretty good success for shoes that are a bit too narrow.
Plus, use a wooden shoe tree with some thicker socks or double socks wrapping around the shoes. Basically spray the solution and put the shoes trees in the shoes for a day or two.
2) None of the socks I've come across are as thin as these:
If you wear common brands such as goldtoe, BR etc...the Pantherella socks are thin enough where you'll actually gain some space back, probably by half a size in width. So C widith is more like it's between C and D now.
Basically, you can manipulate fit by either permenantly altering the shoes by using a stretcher/spray solution or simply using thinner/thicker socks.
I was with you Tif, I knew what you were thinking... ;-)
BK, yours are awesome! I am probably going to pull mine off the market place and just start wearing them... They just feel redundant against the Ravello WT Boots I am wearing right now...
Would you mind listing the shoes that are in production? A bit curious.
I think it's too late for AE to give you some kind of refund/replacement.
What you want to do is to moisturize that gash with some of that white leather conditioner periodically. You don't want it to get too dry that it opens up even more. Cream polishes alos have moisturizers so that could give you some color whilst keeping it moisturized.
As to that stuff on the tongue, that's just par for the course with the eyelets. When I do a full reconditioning of my shoes, I take off the laces and they are there. Doesn't really bother me cause the laces cover that up.