Shouldn't be an issue. It varies from shoe-to-shoe and maker-to-maker.
I have ahd similar experiences with EG and St. Crispin's have an extremely strong leather odor when they newly arrive.
I wouldn't sweat it for a minute.
Originally Posted by HRoi
I think all my shoes smelled strongly of leather (and solvent? polish?) during the first wear. it's really obvious when I sit down in my office....but now my brain associates the scent with new goodies so it doesn't register as anything disconcerting
Originally Posted by Farhad19620
This is one of the reasons I spend thousands of these type of shoes, I love that smell! If any of my expensive and good quality leather shoes did not have that smell I would be quite upset LOL.