Thanks for the reply. I'll try to post the links below, but my technical expertise isn't what it should be.
It looks like the quote of $42 shipping to the U.S. might be a mistake. He's located in California, yet he's willing to ship to Japan, insured, to arrive in three days, for only $37?
If anyone is interested in these shoes, perhaps...
I just got the Clifford, with shoe trees, from Plal for less than $500. I strongly suggest you contact him if you are going to purchase C & J.
Q: Is it ignorance or apathy?
A: I don't know and I don't care.