My walnut AE Strands were just a little tight around the ball of my feet so I took them to a cobbler to get them stretched. When I recieved them I noticed a few things. First is that the color of the leather around the stretched area is discolored and lighter than what it was before and does not match the rest of the shoe exactly. That same area also appears to look more "aged" now than the rest of the shoe the leather grain or creases are much more visible now. The leather around that area also appears to be much "thinner" as well. Lastly, there is an unsightly crease just above the heel on one of the shoes.
My biggest concern is the discoloration and the "aged" look of the leather. Is this a common thing to happen when stretching shoes? If so I would have never done it to begin with. Can it be fixed? Thank you all for your help!
Here are some pics. It's not as bad in the photos but it's much more noticeable in person.