This is a superb deal and I'm pretty sure it's legit. My rep said there was a sale beginning in the next few days..I just got some Lombards but if I don't like them I may try to get the Fifth Avenues. My concern is that the Fifths are really similar to the Van Ness that I already own.
I had the van ness, they were great shoes, and very versatile. Obviously good for wet weather. Their last is a lot different from the 5 last that the 5th aves are on. I really liked the executive sole and poron insole, but that last is just too narrow for me. I ended up getting rid of the van ness and getting the strand and hopefully the 5th ave soon.
The Lombards are on the same last as the van ness, so of you like those, the Lombards should fit you well.
Edited by bucksfan - 11/28/11 at 7:23pm