Thank you for the lesson on channeled soles, bengal-stripe! As the number below the shoe size is around 21,000, these do appear to be new old stock and dried glue is the culprit. They seem to be otherwise in good shape, so I'm not too disappointed. Is it safe to assume that all the other sole layers are stitched together and will not come apart as well? I haven't walked in the shoes yet.
12/11/08 at 2:07pm