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Discoloration on Allen Edmonds Cordovan Park Avenues

RefleX

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Hey All,

I recently acquired a pair of Black Shell Cordovan Allen Edmonds Park Avenues about a month or two ago. I haven't actually worn them yet. I inspected them thoroughly when they came in and didn't see any blemishes. I had them stored in the closet and today I took them out to start the break in process.

I noticed that the finish looked a bit dull but it mostly brushed out. One thing that startled me is that the shoes look like they are developing a reddish blemish on the rear quarter of the shoe. It almost looks like the finish is wearing out a little bit.


To me this doesnt make any sense, I haven't even worn them yet. Any ideas on what this could be?
 

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Er..pictures would help.
 

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Thankfully it looks worse than in real life, but it looks like it may be an issue with the finish as well. You should be able to clearly see what I mean in this picture.
 

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No, they were ordered directly from Allen Edmonds as a replacement because I was having issues with my calf PA's
 

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I would not even wear them. Contact AE and return.
 

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I already sent them an email. The spot definitely was not there when I first received them, there's absolutely no way anything could have spilled on them. I tried putting some of the black cordovan cream they supplied on the shoes and it made it streaky, almost looks like it created fine scratches after I brushed it off. I'm starting to get really upset and I'm considering ever buying shoes from them again.
 

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