I agree. I just bought a pair of Park Avenues on ebay with the same two holes. The color is fine but the "display" shoe is slightly beaten up. Not enough to really notice, just enough to obsess over. Otherwise new PAs at a great price.I understand from posts several years ago that the holes were on display shoes, IIRC, right shoes so they could be mounted on the display. I recall some pairs being slightly different color due to the fact that one pair was maybe in a store window, while another was in the box.