Just want to see if this is a defect on a new pair of Mcallister's. I am a long time lurker at styleforum and this is my first post. I am now in a financial position to upgrade my wardrobe. Thanks to styleforum I have started buying Edmond's and just put order in at MTM Black Label for a suit. I just ordered the merlot Mcallisters from their clearance. In the picture you can see the side of the sole is not a smooth cut and stitching seems awfully close to the edge. Is this normal enough to not worry about it or should I return them? I ordered a 12D and it seems to fit really well, ball of foot is right at widest point and no heel slip. I am 2 hours away to a store in Minneapolis and hope get there this week to be fitted to make sure. I would like to order more in the upcoming Oct sale. Thanks!