I got the AE BB Brown strands in the mail today. I'm trying to decide if the 'defects' are worth returning the shoes. There's a nick right near the front of the shoe that is bothering me. It seems superficial enough where it shouldn't affect the integrity of the shoe. The 2nd is the stitching is sticking out a bit where it will rub against the ground. This doesn't bother me at all as long as it won't affect the functionality of the shoe. Thoughts? Would you keep it or return it? Keep in mind that the shoes cost me $150.