Here we go again. I got my third round of Merlot McAllister firsts, and am still seeing problems. As before, they have the same obvious ridges, and the pinking/stitching is a little wonky again:
Additionally, the back left panel on the right shoe looks quite different, as if it's a darker, rougher leather that isn't able to sit correctly:
And finally, and I think worst of all, the inside leather of the left shoe is wavy in such a way that they bow out off of my foot:
I'm pretty discouraged. Should I just give up trying to get a pair of firsts that I'm comfortable width? Which of these problems would y'all find unreasonable? Is this toe cap ridge here to stay?
Any words of wisdom would be welcome.
Unless you paid (near) full retail, I'd recommend letting it go or not buying that shoe anymore. No mass-produced, item with that much detail is going to be perfect...ESPECIALLY if it's leather.