Ouch, nasty stitching on the insole.
Back in the '60s, the Midges of Manhattan didn't have to worry about all kinds of crazy things stuck into the soles of their shoes in the name of comfort. Soles embossed with little designs, or labels stitched into the heel are all forms of torture for those of us who actually walk some distance in our shoes instead of wearing them to go back and forth to the car. But shoe manufacturers just don't get it.
So, back they go. Three cheers for Zappos' free and easy returns.