Will applying conditioner cleaner loosen the leather of my shoes? What I mean is, the Strands that I have are squeaky when walking, like the leather is tight.
Anyone experience that?
My Strand cordovans have arrived earlier today. I always knew I need to go one width up on the 5 last, but all 9.5E were sold out, so I gave a shot to 9.5D, keeping in mind that the fit of the shell might be different from the calf (I remember a SA having told me a while ago that the shell shoes tend to be roomier). To my great surprise, they ended up fitting perfectly! I also haven't been able to discern any visible imperfections (the pictures are coming).
I have a quite a few pairs of Daltons and if I received these as seconds, I would keep them. If they fit well and are comfortable (have you tried on Daltons before?), they will develop creases as they wear and as you say, most of the quarters will be covered.
I chatted with a rep with Nordstroms and she had no problems with the return, esp after I showed her pics. First time shopping with Nordstrom and I'm very impressed with their CS. I bought these in the US but have since returned home to Calgary and they will refund the return shipping due to the defect. Can't ask for better service than that.
Yes, Nordstroms CS is one of the best. There was one time I bought shoes, had oversoles installed and wore at least 3 times. Eventually I couldn't wear anymore because they hurt my feet. My wife said, return them. I was flabbergasted by the idea. But she volunteered to be the one to bring it to the store and return. Sure enough, it was accepted without any issues. That's why I never throw away my Nordstrom's receipt!
I think you will not regret this decision. You will come across another Dalton deal. Just be patient.