I posted this picture before about the cracked spike and the boutique is fine with doing the spike replacement but they brought up a point that I didn't know. The cracked spike also happens to be off center. The yellow arrow head points to the wide gap that resulted from the misalignment of the cracked spike's inner pin placement. Its placement is not aligned like the rest of the spikes, leaving a bigger gap to the right and smaller gap to the left between the adjacent spikes. I'm debating whether to do return for store credit and try to get another pair in my size from boutiques that hasn't gotten them yet or just keep them (with new spike replacing the cracked spike). My question is about the misalignment. In your experience and opinion, is this misalignment something I should be concerned with that I should not keep the shoes or is this normal with these louis spikes because of the nature of its production or something?
Thank you for your input!