I took delivery this afternoon of a pair of black shell cordovan Strands seconds. There was a bunch of white junk layered upon around the shoes' collars, but it all came off with some brushing. The only defect I can find is the pictured splits in one of the shoe's uppers. How serious of a problem is this? It isn't particularly noticeable when the shoes are on, but I haven't owned as shell with this problem. Should I return them? I assume there is no way to fix the splits, which I can accept, but I don't know if this is a sign of other likely future problems.