I am sure most will say, "they're just shoes......wear them and enjoy", but thats a tough one, especially since I would imagine that the reason you bought that specific model from Leffot was for the antique edge.....in the first pic, the appeal of the antique edge still shines through.
While I agree the quality is substandard, the issue is extremely minor.
It is excess dye on the sole edge.
It can be fixed in about 10 minutes if it is bothering the OP that much.
If he were to contact Leffot about it, they may say send them back, but he could ask for a ~$10 refund to have his cobbler touch them up. (Hell, I would do it myself, honestly)
Thanks, gents. They are going back to Leffot and they will send them to Alden to redo. So, my "cobbler" will likely be them given that the fix will (Hopefully) be straight forward. Agree on the comments that the edge is the key part on this make-up so I want to make sure that I will like it 100%.