Another question for the community. Got my jcrew LWB's with the 25% coupon. Unfortunately they did come with the darker welt as others suggested they would. At 75% of retail, I can live with that but there is another issue and I wanted your opinion on whether this is common and something I have to learn to live with or if I should return them as defective.
While it is not apparent in all lighting conditions, in some light it is clear that not enough dye was applied to the tongue on the left shoe. The first pic shows the difference while the second one does not. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
So what do you think? Have you kept new shoes with much worse?
It is not hard to find uneven dye on #8 shell.
As the uneven dye shown on your shoe is on the tongue and with 25% off,
I will say keep them, because who can see the uneven dye when the shoes are laced except you?