I bought my Achilles Low in August of this year at Nordstrom. They’ve been worn approximately 20 times now and conditioned every 4 wears. Unfortunately, it appears that at the toe box area, the outermost layer of leather is separating (see picture). If you look anywhere else, the leather has aged beautifully and wrinkled appropriately. At $420/pair, I could only surmise CP would use higher quality leather throughout…
Is there any recourse I can take or someone to contact? Disappointed to say the least here. Do you have any experience getting this fixed/shoe replaced by manufacturer.
I think you’re overconditioning and it’s causing the layers to separate. It’s just ‘premium’ bonded leather. I honestly just shoe tree mine and wipe them down with a wet rag when they get dirty. No conditioning necessary.
If it makes you feel better my 4 months old CPs aged worse than my gustins, which I’ve trashed for 2 years. Paint is falling off at the tongue from lace abrasion, something I didn’t not see in my gustins for a while.
And yea, listen to the other dudes regarding conditioning.