Disappointing if it is corrected grain. Thanks for the input; a newbie like me doesn't know how to tell the difference.
It looks like the Copley pattern to me, in a different leather. I'd suggest at least getting your hands on them. Snap a photo of the model number information on the inside and post it, see if they fit, see if they'll fill a hole in your rotation that needs filling. Good luck!
That said, I got them for $99, and it does fill a big hole in my new rotation (no burgundy/merlot shoes just yet! Just black, bourbon, and walnut). Thanks for the advice! If they do fit, I'm planning on using them for sure, just for fun.
Here's a picture of the numbers on the inside. I also just sent an email to Allen Edmonds customer service with the picture, asking about the model/when it's from. They should give me some good information to post as well.
Edited by PlaceboFX - 8/22/13 at 8:22am