Thought so, so is this something I should take to a cobbler or a QC issue with alden and I should address it with them. To be honest i've had these boots for less then a year
That is a good question. I guess they could claim mis-use. Just playing devil's advocate. But boots like that should be able to handle repeated ties! Honestly, thanks to this forum, I have seen this before and for that reason I try not to yank on my speedhooks. Besides...I loathe speedhooks, but sometimes you just don't have a choice.
I didn't notice this problem on my indy that is why I'm asking. I don't wanna F up my boots anymore.
Maybe you could get in touch with Alden and include some pictures instead of just sending them in. Get a feel for what they say, first.
If they were my boots, I definitely would not wear them anymore until I got it resolved.