Those of you that have the Jefferson or any shoe with the Independence line shoe, would you say that the lining and footbed flatten over time? Picked up the brown Jefferson 0.5 size bigger, as they didn't have my size, and they are almost perfect, just a tiny bit loose.
Also, are they supposed to be burnished brown? I noticed some inconsistent dying around the eyelets, which I think will go away with polishing.
Overall, I am very impressed with the shoe, and seriously thinking about picking up the the walnut, as well.
If they are almost perfect and slightly too big, I wouldn't keep them. As you wear the shoes they will stretch and become too big.