Finally got BCF a week or so back and was surprised to find that the store had been spruced up not at all so gloomy as before. Didn't find any AE's but found these J&M's saddle shoes for $35.00. This is a nice shoe and after wearing all day quite comfortable. Actually more than comfortable it is perfect.
Just goes to show that you don't have to spend more than $300.00 like you can with Mephistos to get a great walking shoe.