Looks like the mold seam...?
I've got some early model Ride NRc with the web style toe cap and they've got prolly 70 days on them and they look brand new.... Serious bummer that they've gotten away from that mold when it was working
"When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. Thatís my religion." - Abraham Lincoln
Moral of the story: If your going to rob people, wear a diaper.