I won't press for details, because surprises are good fun and I realize it'll be a while yet before anything is assured, but -- are you able to share the last(s) under consideration? I need to know whether I should start saving my nickels.
Just received an invoice for the bitter chocolate suede Badlands group MTO! Psyched.
Does a $110 SMU fee appear on anybody else's invoice? I haven't participated before, and don't know whether it's:
to be zero'd out later
because the Badlands isn't normally available in 14AA
something else entirely
Edit: Just saw CUSTOM FEE WILL BE WAIVED in the notes. Nev'mind.
Be aware that any goodyear-welted shoe is "recraftable". I had some Wilberts resoled with Vibram gumlite -- rather than the way-too-soft othello sole from the factory -- by B. Nelson for sixty bucks a couple years ago.The biggest difference is Allen Edmonds uses the original lasts... but my Wilberts still fit just fine, and this time the soles haven't completely worn away over an 18-month span.