So FWIW I never said the guys name openly on the forum, just the caution about ebay Wolverine's...
This is the same picture I sent to Wolverine customer service, they have yet to say they agree it's a defect but authorized a return. I think it's clear how crooked it is, the lacing is off by that much in the front as well, but it's hard to get a good picture of that without it actually being laced up on my foot.
Anyhow...I'm not trying to trash Wolverine, I really like the boots, they fit me better than anything else I own.
Thank you for posting the pic. That is certainly poor quality and hopefully should be taken care of by Wolverine. Didn't mean to be rude in early earlier posts, but you know how the internet is, sometimes people lie or make up stories. Pictures tell the truth.