interesting, good to know!
some of the cotton padding that provides the "shock absorption" might get stuck to the bottom but you can be extra careful by pushing it back with a credit card as you peel away the leather pad. could you snap a pic if you could? id be curious to see what it says
they look legit to me. i think trickers calls those the stephy boot. you can remove the heel pad and will find the last number and size stamped to the insole
if those are fake then id like to make an investment in a knock-off maker of authentic trickers