Like others have said, I think a lot depends on what piece of leather you get. It can vary within the same pair of shoes, like my Indys. One shows virtually no creasing, while the other was wrinkles as soon as I looked at it. (Despite their current state, I do scrub dirt and mud off these, but other than that, no care yet.)
I'm still learning on Alden's but from what I'm hearing now, there are huge differences indeed. Thanks for the reply.
I looked at the Alden SF site and pulled a pic of a NXT' they have in stock, that look fantastic like the pair I returned that were too big. Thanks Carson for the heads up.