Streaks on AE shoes natural?

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  1. nosrep123

    nosrep123 Well-Known Member

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    Were they factory seconds?
     


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    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    They are growth marks the cow had in life IMO - you wont get rid of them but shows that your shoes arent corrected grain! If your polishing regime darkens the show they'll probably become less obvious though
     


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    Yep, they are factory seconds!
     


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    That's neither natural nor acceptable (without a DEEP discount - sub $200).
     


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    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I have to say I disagree, the marks are definitely natural, though of course wether they are acceptable is determined by the buyer and the price. Better to have shoes that look like they come from a cow than corrected grain uniformity would be my own take though, FWIW
     


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    Cow stretch marks. Should have been using cocoa butter on those 4 stomachs.
     
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    On more expensive shoes, aren't such irregularities praised as "antiquing"?

    And, yes, they will become less conspicuous with repeated polishings.
     


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    I did get them with a deep discount. I actually got it from a friend, who sold them to me because of those streaks
     


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    How much less conspicuous are we talking about here?
     


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    nosrep123 welcome to Styleforum and thank you for clarifying.
    I rather like those stretch marks. Wouldn't worry about it at all. You have something unique. Congratulations on your purchase and enjoy.
     


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