I have 2 or 3 misaligned like that.
Send them back, 975 is readily available, I would want a perfect pair if i was paying full retail.
Thanks, gents. They're packaged and on the way back.
Mine are the same way. Love that about them and why they are the King of LHS
I ran into a female SA at AE in Houston. She wore AE strands and was quite helpful in sizing. The strands never looked so sexy!
My wife refuses to wear anything but Stuart Weitzman, which can be as expensive as Alden. (She has difficulty sizing her narrow foot with other shoemakers.) I have the same difficulty with non-Alden shoes...
Have you put them on and laced them up? Things may line up differently with your foot inside of them. Wouldn't hurt to check.