Really? Where was this? Loake would be very interested in hearing about that, especially as they've just increased their prices...
It's unlikely that you would get more than 10% off an Aldwych as its a core style, Loake frowns greatly upon the discounting of their premium lines as with any manufacturer. You may find the occasional one either in Herrings clearance section thats been sent back from a customer or in Pediwears Ebay section that may have a slight fault with greater discounts. You can generally ask Herrings or Pediwear directly for a discount at anytime and you'll generally be offered 10% as standard.
In honesty I think you're being incredibly cheeky trying to get more off, if you cant afford them then get a cheaper product or stump up the cash like everyone else.
Hey totally understand that's why I figured I'd ask. Only really got into these types of shoes recently and I've purchased pair of dark brown aldwyches for AUD435. Just thought that if there was the possibility of a discount I might as well take advantage of it.
Ahhhh yes I see what you mean now, this is a manufacturing fault although it's unlikely to cause issue (I didnt even notice until you pointed it out), it just depends whether you can live with it or not. If it doesn't bother you too much then email the retailer you bought them from as they will usually offer you some sort of reimbursement for keeping them. Otherwise send them back for a replacement.