Yeah, sorry i was in a strange mood last night.
It really is not going to be possible for us to tell the integrity of the stitching from even the detailed pieces that you posted. The loose stitching can be trimmed, some glue applied and then pushed into one of the holes with a pin, needle or awl. This will only help with the cosmetics, not necessarily with the strength of the stitching. Maybe take them to a cobbler to seek their opinion or just exchange them if you are unhappy/
Thanks, guys, just jittery after a big purchase. Maybe you know the feeling? I took the boots to Nordstrom where I purchased them from and they told me "if it gets worse in 3 to 6 months bring them back and we will take care of you." Nordstrom is awesome, first time customer there and probably will be repeat business now. Great customer service.
I am going to have them looked at by a cobbler as well, then probably burn the stitch off and let the chips fall where they may. Thanks again.
Edited by 7strung - 3/28/14 at 8:07am