If you mean inside the shoe near the toe box, I had the same problem, but it broke in and they are fine now. Took a few walks and about a week though. Nearly sent mine back but glad I didn’t.
I have returned my 80s continental. They look amazing but the tongue has this exposed stitching that I found dug into my foot making them very uncomfortable. Looking online at a few reviews this looks a common issue unfortunately. I was gutted as the look sweet.
Are these allowed? Or is the Australasian continent?
Nicotine yellow colour is rather attractive