yes the rubber stack split a little bit.
here is a close up:
The manager at my AE store stated that she only uses two brushes. One for tan/brown. One for black/merlot/burgundy.
AE fit guide works well as long as the scaling is 1:1 and the two sheets are put together properly and you tape down the guide. After that, the brannock or fit guide sizing is just a starting point. You may need to tweak the shoe size depending on the last.
allaboutshoes does not do returns. Nordstrom is a safe bet for a first pair. Their return policy is very liberal. If you want a size they don't stock, they can order it from the factory and have it drop shipped to your home.
these are firsts, picked them up through military exchange (AAFES)
- I will call AE customer support tomorrow to see what they can do as well as local retail store to see
if they could switch them out for me.
yup I didn't post the other picture but on the other side of this heel there is a slight split, where
your red line is as well.
That's my 0.02.