Mine has no creasing there...
First of all - Welcome! Secondly, you should be excited. Those boots are awesome to begin with and shell cordovan only makes it sweeter. And the price is the cherry on top! Enjoy!
As many say, it didn't happen unless you post pics...
My Shell Cordovan Graysons arrived yesterday. After a little cleaning up and a lot of brushing they look great. These actually came from the error in pricing they had a couple weeks back on the shoebank site. The size I wanted was held for someone else, and they backed out. So I got them and they honored the mistaken price. Great customer service. I couldn't be happier with the treatment I have received from AE throughout the years. I gotta say though, I don't think these are seconds. I think they were wore on carpet once, and then returned. There is no seconds marking on the bottom and I can't find any noticeable issues that would make them seconds. All in all, this is a great score for me. This is my 10th pair of Shell.
They look great! Wish they would have had a pair in my size when that happened. Congrats on the 10th pair of shell, I seem to recall trying to warn you when you were considering your first pair of shell to see what it was all about You have a fantastic collection of shell shoes GOP, very well done.
Agree, welcome! LOL I have that post and link by englade321 saved in my google docs. It should be in a shell hall of fame somewhere.