I'm probably going to keep the second pair. It's a better deal for one (got them at 50% off and they're the ones that ended up being cheaper) plus I'm well aware of the problems with fabric since another pair of flats I love is being replaced precisely because they're pretty dirty now. The second pair is a half-size bigger than I wear, but reviews reported that the shoes were running small. They aren't big ---no gaps--- but I do wish they were the tiniest bit more snug. I fear them stretching! Still, I'm keeping them and sending back the other pair.