I've been looking for the En Passant for some time with the 5 inch heel and was so happy when I won the auction for a pretty good price. These were not a UHG, hell they weren't even a HG but I love them. Imagine my utter disappointment when I looked them over and found damage to the patent in various places on my poor shoes.
Ouch! Do you think its something a cobbler could fix? Not too sure what the limits are on patent. Hope you got them for a good price anyway...unless you plan on sending them back for a refund. Sorry to hear about the misfortune.