Extra stitching holes in my new boots. Return worthy?

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  1. ComboOrgan

    ComboOrgan Senior member

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    See the photo. There are two extra holes in my new Wolverine 1000 Mile Boots that I just received in the mail. I'm not sure if this is return-worthy. What do you think? Too nitpicky?

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    only on that shoe?
     
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    viator Senior member

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    Don't sweat it.
     
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    The picture above shows the inside stitching of the right shoe. There's also one unfilled hole on the outside stitching on the other shoe.
     
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    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    Pretty sloppy - I wouldn't be best pleased.
     
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    I agree, but it seems to be the norm with mass produced boots. In SW&D (yes, I knew, it's another country and they do things differently there...), there seems to be a general acceptance of extra thread holes in boots. I think it's more than likely that the OP will find the same in any replacement sent anyway.
     
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    Sloppy but not worth the hassle.
     
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    I don't believe they are mass produced. I believe the stitching is done by hand (based on a video of the Wolverine factory). They aren't cheap boots - they cost $340. Part of me thinks: "They're hand-stitched, and this is just a quirk" and the other part thinks: "This is sloppy, and will bother me in the future"
     
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    Take them back if you want. It's not like they are special one of a kind MTO. Just get another pair of it bothers you.
     
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    Definitely wouldn't stand for it. Just take them back and get them replaced, nbd.
     
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    rabiesinfrance Senior member

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    I'd return them.

    I've had to return two pairs of C&J boots recently due to poor finishing - deep cuts marks in the leather. I stressed to the SA to please check them before sending out. But the second pair were even worse. Point is, you pay £ or $ and should get what you pay for.

    P*** off at the moment.
     
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    I decided to exchange them. Revolve is being cool about it, so I figure I'll get boots free of defects
     
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