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Need some advice from the SF community. Was very pleased to acquire a pair of Dovers recently but was dismayed upon unboxing.

As you can see below, the split toe alignment on the left shoe is off and the leather near the heel looks to be quite dry and starting to crack already.

Do you guys think I could restore the leather with some oil or conditioner or polish? Or would I be better off to just deal with the hassle of an exchange and not risk the leather further deteriorating?

Thanks In advance for any input.



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^ the heel wouldn't really bother me. but the toe would bother the hell out of me. shouldn't those be seconds?  i would return.

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^ the heel wouldn't really bother me. but the toe would bother the hell out of me. shouldn't those be seconds?  i would return.

+1, though the heel would bother me also, especially if purchased new from a retailer.
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I would return them. The toe stitch is off.
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Definitely exchange those due to the toe misalignment. The low quality is unacceptable under normal and reasonable circumstances. The heel finishing may or may not be a problem, depending on the nature of the issue and the level of your shoe care expertise.

If it were just the heel, I would likely keep them, if they were mine and I could secure a discount. But I recommend exchanging for a clean A1 pair, especially if you paid full price. Best of luck.
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That counter finish "cracking" has been really prevalent lately... But it's only on the doak finishes where I've seen them. Got a Bauxite recently and the heel is fine. I wonder if it's the source of the doak and it's not interacting well with the burnishing.
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That counter finish "cracking" has been really prevalent lately... But it's only on the doak finishes where I've seen them. Got a Bauxite recently and the heel is fine. I wonder if it's the source of the doak and it's not interacting well with the burnishing.

Oh no, I have a pair of dark oak Nevis en route.... Now you've given me something to worry about!!
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That counter finish "cracking" has been really prevalent lately... But it's only on the doak finishes where I've seen them. Got a Bauxite recently and the heel is fine. I wonder if it's the source of the doak and it's not interacting well with the burnishing.

It happened to my burgundy finishing EGs. Two consecutive pairs with the cracks.
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Oh no, I have a pair of dark oak Nevis en route.... Now you've given me something to worry about!!
I hope it turns out okay... I've definitely been worried about subsequent doak purchases. Not sure if it's the lasting or finishing post lasting...
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Need some advice from the SF community. Was very pleased to acquire a pair of Dovers recently but was dismayed upon unboxing.

As you can see below, the split toe alignment on the left shoe is off and the leather near the heel looks to be quite dry and starting to crack already.

Do you guys think I could restore the leather with some oil or conditioner or polish? Or would I be better off to just deal with the hassle of an exchange and not risk the leather further deteriorating?

Thanks In advance for any input.



 

I am waiting to receive those home maybe in june?.  If they have any of those two flaws, I will return them straight on.  Perefction is what I expect from a pair of 1.200 € GYW EG shoes.
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Originally Posted by esteban View Post

Need some advice from the SF community. Was very pleased to acquire a pair of Dovers recently but was dismayed upon unboxing.

As you can see below, the split toe alignment on the left shoe is off and the leather near the heel looks to be quite dry and starting to crack already.

Do you guys think I could restore the leather with some oil or conditioner or polish? Or would I be better off to just deal with the hassle of an exchange and not risk the leather further deteriorating?

Thanks In advance for any input. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Yes, a hassle. Though I would have to put up with that rather than looking down on that left shoe and being constantly reminded of the flaw. Just an opinion...
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Yeah. Once you know it's there, it's all you see.

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Nothing wrong with these, in my opinion. Shoes cease to be perfect after the first wear anyway. The slight misalignment of the toe seam adds character and uniqueness. Wear in good health, my friend.

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