These are firsts, so I would have expected them to arrive in pristine condition.
Even if these were some that had been returns, I would have expected AE to at least clean up the soles. I do realize that a single wearing myself might result in the same debris .... I just didn't expect to find beach sand on shoes straight out the box.
Having said all that, they fit great and there are no scuffs or marks that I noticed on the suede itself. I'm keeping them.
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