Here are some pictures I took on a sunny day today:
Here you can see the splits. On the arch side, the split will close up with I flex my foot straight. It will open up bigger when I flex my foot up. As for the split on the toe area, no matter how I flex or clamp it, the split won't close up anymore.
here are some pictures from the right boot:
All looks well and sweet!
Well, it was kind of disappointing for this to happen on the left side pair only. It wasn't a cheap pair (costs me SGD$442 during promotion for this pair) and I always thought that Red Wing's quality are top-notch.
The close resemblance and competitor brand 'Wolverine' don't seem to have this problem upon searching online. Most of the GT/Beckman models have this problem. Unfortunately, Wolverine's design doesn't appeal to me as much as the Red Wing's one although I will love to own a pair of Wolverine in time to come.
Here's a random pic for the day: