Just picked up some Oxblood daltons. Was curious if this cutout on the bottom seems a little too close to the edge? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I wouldn't worry about the sole channel. The eyelets are indeed a bit misaligned, but if those are seconds I would say you got away with a steal. If they're firsts, you might want to ask for an exchange. Depends on your preferences. Some people can't stand misaligned eyelets, others don't really mind. I fall into the latter category.