For those that do not venture to the MTO thread- Choco GMTO Suede Badlands
better picture..coloring off
After returning my first pair of AE/BB strands due to a eyelet misalignment/toe cap being crooked, I reordered another pair. I was wondering if your eyes could spot any unacceptable defects before I begin wearing them. I noticed with this pair had some wrinkles along the arch as well as the area where the heel meets the shoe. This is my first pair of a good quality dress shoes so I'm not exactly sure if this is acceptable or not.
This is a picture of the shoes. As far as I can tell the eyelets are aligned and the toe cap run parallel across the shoe.
This is the right shoe, there are some wrinkles near the arch of the shoe.
Left shoe: a wrinkle on the arch (can't see too well in the picture)
A picture of the heel (some wrinkles, not too apparent in the picture)
A picture of the other shoe's heel. More apparent wrinkles
I realize these shoes are handmade so there are going to be some inconsistencies. As far as I know these are not seconds as there are no stamps on either sole of the shoes. It seems to me these shoes were tried on by a customer at the store but did not use a shoe horn or anything, Am I being too much of a perfectionist and worrying about minor details or should I exchange them? I plan to wear these in a business casual office environment as well as a night out with the fellas.
I don't like the edging tough. I prefer the natural edge on my Walnut Strands.
Sorry, I 'm new to goodyear welts. What is this edge? By the way, these shoes are dark brown
Ahh got it. Yeah, the lighting definitely made the shoes look a lot lighter.
Going back to the topic of the creases, are they typical wear and tear and nothing to worry about or would it affect the last later on?
Congrats! I love mines as well. Though, I bought them from the ShoeBank for $187 a few weeks ago. No regrets though, as they are very comfy. I sprayed mines with Tarrago Nano Protector and have worn them in the snow twice already -- snow just slides off them like sand.
The last is used during the construction of the shoe, it is removed when the shoe is complete. The creases bother some, doesn't bother others so it's a personal preference. I've never really been bothered by it, the shoes will change a bit as you wear them. No sense in buying them if you don't wear them.