All, I recently purchased a set of Carmina calf balmoral whole-cuts based on research and a forum query. I maintain my shoes and always use a shoe tree, that while not lasted, is well fitting. I've seen wrinkles, creases, and occasionally crinkles (toward the end of shoe life just before it finally cracks). However I've never seen crinkles within eight days of wear, and never this badly. They started on the first day, and have grown worse each day. Is this a leather quality or issue? Is the leather dehydrated? Am I perhaps doing something wrong? Any suggestions? Please let me know. Thank you.