Wow, this thread ties in perfectly with today's PTO post: http://putthison.com/post/42510591773/searching-for-ralph-lauren-shoes-on-ebay-ian-from   Bullets 2, 3 & 4 bode well for you, #5 does not. These look to me like the typical stock for sale at outlet stores and i hope you get the OK to return them. If not...you've got a decent looking (but slightly overpriced) pair of foul weather shoes.