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I sold my Hiros already so there is a happy ending.
I had that on the side of mine even before trying on, think leather wasn't properly stretched out? Kind of hard to see exactly but close to the center
Can't complain for 260 euros
Could be, or it could be the improper parts of the leather hide were used.
Not a big deal for the price and it isn't visible from 3 feet away. But then beyond certain price point or if its a bespoke pair, I would definitely demand a remake. Yes I do expect perfection.
p.s., you can really see how they didn't have enough seam allowance at the end/edge of the toe cap.
p.s.s., the insole dimples are gone for this museum calf MTO; instead there's nail holes. insole dimples were apparent in my previous MTO from last year about the same timeframe and very apparent in my other hand welted shoes (JLP)
Edited by chogall - 5/18/13 at 11:30pm
This is the thing. Sometimes you get odd creasing, especially along the side, if the welting/soling is uneven - often squeaks too. But creasing like this behind to toe cap looks like a sizing issue.
It's funny, I was just reading something on "Put This On" (new to me) about going up a size if a shoe is too narrow, as if that were a good thing. The problem is usually exactly as above. Many times we read "size up on the XYZ last as it fits small", and maybe that's the case. But I think it's often that the last, especially in high-end English brands, and Meermin's Linea Maestro, is just too narrow for your foot.