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First AE Dress shoe, defects or normal?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Let me start off by saying that the service at AE's Madison avenue branch in new york is excellent and I am very pleased with the store experience.

 

I was wearing contact lens when I was buying these walnut strands, so I did not notice these small little details.

 

It's the most expensive shoe I've bought in my life, so I'm a little paranoid. Paid full retail for these.

 

Here are the photos:

 

Inner side of right shoe. Seems like it was not cut properly. (brown part, not the black part.)

 

 

 

Roughness on the outside of the left sole. I have no issue with this if the color can be filled in with polishing.

 

What do you guys think?

post #2 of 11
I have seen much worse from Allen Edmonds. I would keep them, but if they really bother you exchange them for a different pair.
post #3 of 11

defect.  return.  the heel is not mounted properly.

 

wont impact anything functionally tho.  so if you are willing to endure the slight imperfection, get a huge discount from it.  :)

post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
I have posted the same thing on the Allen Edmonds thread too, apologies if this is against the rules. The this just didn't show up when I posted it!
post #5 of 11
its fine, wear them.
post #6 of 11
Quad speaks the truth. There is nothing wrong with these! Congratulations on your purchase and enjoy in good health. smile.gif
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

Quad speaks the truth. There is nothing wrong with these! Congratulations on your purchase and enjoy in good health. smile.gif

 

Are things like this common? I am wondering if the excess material can be carved off with a knife. Hmmmmmm..

post #8 of 11

I don't know if it's the  lighting but why are the soles white?

post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

Quad speaks the truth. There is nothing wrong with these! Congratulations on your purchase and enjoy in good health. smile.gif

+2

These are shoes - the roughness on the left sole would get duplicated after wearing them in real life once, and the heel issue is entirely a non-issue. I understand feeling fussy about your first big purchase, but they're shoes that go on your feet - they don't need to be in absolutely pristine, NASA-engineered condition.
post #10 of 11
lolwut??
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Latour View Post

I don't know if it's the  lighting but why are the soles white?


It's the lighting, they are a pale beige. Sorry for the slow replies, my posts take a long time to appear because they have to be approved by a moderator each time (new member). :)

 

Seems like most people think it's fine. I'll probably keep it then. Thank you all!

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