New member here... I recently posted a new thread that seems to have gotten slightly lost in the shuffle so please pardon the cross post. I think this is probably the better place for the post anyway.
I recently received the linked pair of Fifth Ave in Dark Chili Burnished seconds and haven't decided whether I should keep them.
Not sure what to do with the contrasty lines in the vamp just below the laces. Those defects are darker and in a more noticeable spot, I think. Given the design of the shoe and how dark the defect is, I am not sure how easy it will be to blend it while keeping the toe darker than the vamp. The other concern is that I think darkening the vamp significantly will result in lighter colored creases that are closer to the original color.
I do like the shoes but I am honestly leaning towards an exchange to a different color or style (OOS in this color now) since I am just not certain how to approach the correction.