... and yes, you should be fine if it was only starting to lift. Probably not compromised. "A stitch in time..." and all that.no kidding!
But, I'm sure they're fine and I'll be sure they are properly tested before I get out riding or something with them - it's just the seam on the side of the toe area and it's just starting to lift up...paste it back down and seal it and it should be good to go
and if it's not fine...then it will have to do anyway...there's no bills in the wallet! When I do have the money to replace them they'll become my bonfire boots.