Originally Posted by rbhan12
Lol...I thought Madras shoes was a style or pattern of shoes, not a brand. Sorry about that! In that case my thoughts, other than post pictures for advice, probably aren't relevant.
Haha, not a problem. For a company so old I find it strange there are so few reviews about them. I figured at this price range it would be difficult to get a remake just for veins and an incomplete finish. I'm taking them in today anyway to get polished for a wedding this weekend and will ask about the veins and unfinished area at the store.
The veins, or cracks, are a little hard to see but this is the best picture I could take to use the glare to highlight them.
Note the light area between the upper and the welt. Pretty sure that's supposed to be brown, like the rest of the upper. Or dark brown, like the welt.
Brought it in and they tried to explain the veins off as something that happens with the kind of leather they used for my shoe. They'll try to make it less noticeable by adding some cream while polishing it. As for the unfinished finish, while looking at other shoes I noticed the area between the upper and welt are commonly missed, since they color the shoe after it's made. They're going to try to fill it in with cream, but no chance they'll remake these.Edited by Jtchinoy - 5/26/16 at 10:27am