This is my 3rd pair of AE shoes in the last 3 weeks. The first pair were Chili Lasalles that I had to return because of a large gouge on the back of the shoe that I did not notice when I purchased them. Seeing I was initially fonder of the Strands, I exchanged the Lasalles’s for a pair of Walnut Strands. There was excessive wrinkling on the outside of the right shoe, but I figured it would smooth after a while. Well, after wearing them for a full 8-hour day, the heels started to separate from the soles – I returned them for another pair that I had to order. Now, my 3rd pair just arrived about 30min ago and I noticed there is an odd crease on the outside of the right shoe. I am very anal about things like this and it is going to drive me nuts. Would you guys consider this a defect or should I just get over myself and wear them?
As a side note - I had purchased all of these shoes from Nordstrom (two in-store and the 3rd pair was ordered from them). I will be travelling home this weekend and there is an AE store close by, I am thinking of stopping by and seeing if they have my size that doesn’t have any defects.
Since you are very anal as you said, if it makes you happy, just do a return. Even if myself and other members tell you otherwise, you probably do a return anyways.
The crease isn't ideal, but I tolerance for shoes seems to be a lot higher compare to some others.