after some back and forth with various lasts i finally found a pair of shells that felt right- the cap toe bal. i was so happy they fit right that i took them home immediately. upon examining them some more my annoying eye for detail picked up what seems to be an uneven line on the right shoe. i was wondering if the more experienced could chime in and offer advice on this perceived issue. in my limited experience trying on various (alden) cap toes i have noticed uneven lines. do the shoes need to be broken in for the shoes to perhaps flatten/lines even out? or is this "imperfection" a natural part of the shoe making process at this level? images attached (pardon the back ground). basically, are these good to go or is the slightly skewed line unacceptable?Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
hi, your shoes are good to go. wear and enjoy.
i had the same experience with my first pair of cap toe "church's." i was disappointed because the right ct line seemed uneven, i was so disappointed. i didn't mind it once i started wearing them. i did notice that 99.9% of right ct lines are slightly angled, i figured it was part of ct design.
shawnc is correct, they will not even out.
btw, i do not consider it a flaw. im sure jl and eg makes a perfect ct line, but i don't own any.
not related, i have aldens where the eyelets don't line up right, that REALLY bothers me.