For the Charcoal Nubuck pair, the right toe has a bite, left neck has a hole, and the upper leather pieces (that tie the boots) are too big and as a result the toe looks tiny.
The replacement pair's left foot had its welt sewn wrong, so it gave me blisters after about 40 miles of walk when the right foot broke in nicely. I just called and "the workers are stretching the shoes so it is more comfortable." I am pissed because I already tried that at local cobbler's but at the same time I am kind of glad because I don't have to wait anxiously for a new (possibly defect) pair of replacement boots of replacement boots.
And yeah when done correctly, they are fantastic. Even though the left foot would be in pain after an hour of walking, I loved wearing my oiled black pair