I have bought the Meermin double monks and are experiencing some wrinkling with the leather as illustrated on the pictures:
Is this normal or is it bad leather quality for the meermin shoes? It seems like the leather is lifting itself. I have not experienced this with C&J, Church's or Alfred Sargent shoes that I also have. However, those are not monk shoes.Spoiler (Click to show)
I've had a similar experience, although not as pronounced as the pair you've pictured. You can see some slight wrinkling on the inside part of the strap on my pair here, these are about 2 years old worn roughly once a week. I've used a light layer of cream/polish and the wrinkles tend to bother me less, but I think at Meermin's price point, this issue is relatively normal and acceptable.