Originally Posted by justsayno
A pair of new shoes has a gash on the toe from manufacturing.
Will the cut grow bigger over time after normal wear?
No, it shouldn't. If nothing else the toe area is reinforced and stiffened so there should be no strain, flexing or reason for it to grow bigger.
That said, there is such a thing as a "repair crayon" for just such mishaps.It's wax and acrylic and used in factories to fill gaps that result from an improperly adjusted lasting machine...as in this case...or poor leather (perhaps again in this case-both). I'm surprised the manufacturer didn't use one.
They're not readily available, but if you can find a woodworkers fill crayon that matches the colour, that will do admirably. Rub it into the tear, maybe even heat soften it to bring the wax level, let it cool and then just polish over it and forget it.
--Edited by DWFII - 1/18/14 at 10:22am