I recently purchased a pair of new 1000ks (not factory seconds). The first pair had some pretty deep scratches, so I sent them back for an exchange. I received my exchanged pair today, and noticed that they came with these creases that almost look like cracks and blistering.
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Would you guys say that this is normal? I'm a little bit frustrated that Wolverine's QC is so bad. Do you guys think that this is a big deal in terms as far as durability is concerned? e.g. will these creases/cracks expand over time and results in tears in the leather? If not, I might as well just keep them.
From what I see in the photograph those creases are perfectly normal for any boots in the vamp area. You should also realize that chromexcel creases a little more than other leathers but that should have no impact on the durability itself.