Ok, my first ever Allen Edmonds arrived the other day and I pulled them out of the box and tried them on tonight. A little walking around the house and looking at them. Since I've never had AE shoes before, I'm not really sure what to expect. I understand they are hand-made, so I'm hoping you guys can tell me if these are design 'features' -- slight imperfections that result in the handmade nature of the shoe. Or if they are flaws.
Any advice you guys can provide would be helpful. These are the MacNeil 2.0 in Walnut, if you care.
First, the right shoe seems to have way more creasing than the left shoe. I am right footed, so maybe it is just the way I walk. But it is odd that there is such a difference.
Second issue is on some of the stitching. It seems like the threads are left long, and the leather is not as flush on the left shoe as it is on the right shoe.