tiger striping can kind of be seen on these old NST boots I bought (and returned). those were purchased close to a year ago. weird that the NST shoe that arrived today suffers from it too, but both pair of ravello I got last month, albeit an entirely different shade of ravello, do not suffer from it.
some might be okay with it and chalk it up to personality of the shoe, but I'm not a fan.
the good thing is, shoemart had a pair of whiskey NST still in my size. so they'll get swapped for the ravello and all will be well
I bought ravello boots from TSM about two years ago and they had the same problem. I returned them. IMO they should have been irregulars.