Probably just variability in the shell used then. I had one pair that one of the panels was much lighter. Paste wax would help, but I'd just let them fade and hope it evens out. Just my preference though, I prefer color 8 after it lightens up quite a bit.
Always glad that there are other philly shoe/alden fans after seeing most of the stuff worn in this city.
Thanks, i was thinking the same as well because i love the look of lighter color 8. Just let them be for now and see how they do down the line.
There should be a Philly Alden SF meet-up. lol