• Hi, I am the owner and main administrator of Styleforum. If you find the forum useful and fun, please help support it by buying through the posted links on the forum. Our main, very popular sales thread, where the latest and best sales are listed, are posted HERE

    Purchases made through some of our links earns a commission for the forum and allows us to do the work of maintaining and improving it. Finally, thanks for being a part of this community. We realize that there are many choices today on the internet, and we have all of you to thank for making Styleforum the foremost destination for discussions of menswear.
  • This site contains affiliate links for which Styleforum may be compensated.
  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

    Styleforum is supported in part by commission earning affiliate links sitewide. Please support us by using them. You may learn more here.

Brand New Meermin Cap Toe Oxford (Elton Last) - Came with Creases / Cracks

prashanth13485

New Member
Joined
Jan 26, 2022
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Hi guys,

This is my first time buying a pair of good-year welted (albeit entry level) Cap Toe Oxford dress shoes. The shoe fits like a glove and I love the Elton last. However, I was a big disappointed to see some creases/cracks (not sure I know the difference) on what's a brand new pair.

So thought I'd check you experienced folks. While I understand that leather will develop creases over time, is it common to see creases on a new pair? Will a shoe tree help? Or should I return them and get a different pair? Thanks in advance and apologies if I am getting paranoid for no reason.

PM
 

Attachments

  • WhatsApp Image 2022-01-26 at 4.03.05 PM (4).jpeg
    WhatsApp Image 2022-01-26 at 4.03.05 PM (4).jpeg
    222.9 KB · Views: 144
  • WhatsApp Image 2022-01-26 at 4.03.05 PM (3).jpeg
    WhatsApp Image 2022-01-26 at 4.03.05 PM (3).jpeg
    227.2 KB · Views: 148
  • WhatsApp Image 2022-01-26 at 4.03.05 PM (2).jpeg
    WhatsApp Image 2022-01-26 at 4.03.05 PM (2).jpeg
    114.7 KB · Views: 142
  • WhatsApp Image 2022-01-26 at 4.03.05 PM (1).jpeg
    WhatsApp Image 2022-01-26 at 4.03.05 PM (1).jpeg
    107.7 KB · Views: 219
  • WhatsApp Image 2022-01-26 at 4.03.05 PM.jpeg
    WhatsApp Image 2022-01-26 at 4.03.05 PM.jpeg
    110.5 KB · Views: 207

taxgenius

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 23, 2007
Messages
5,780
Reaction score
1,187
The creases come from wearing or trying on shoes. The only way to avoid them is to not walk or flex your feet (i.e., impossible). Enjoy.
 

Jamesbond1

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jun 14, 2016
Messages
1,130
Reaction score
2,727
The only thing wrong in the pic is the choice of pants worn with black oxfords??. Leather creases!
Enjoy them in good health!!
 

Featured Sponsor

How important is full vs half canvas to you for heavier sport jackets?

  • Definitely full canvas only

    Votes: 84 37.5%
  • Half canvas is fine

    Votes: 85 37.9%
  • Really don't care

    Votes: 23 10.3%
  • Depends on fabric

    Votes: 35 15.6%
  • Depends on price

    Votes: 36 16.1%

Forum statistics

Threads
506,368
Messages
10,588,600
Members
224,201
Latest member
evangilbertkatz
Top