Whether or not these are seconds is irrelevant to me or to the question I asked. Are they not worthy because you don't like them or because they're seconds?
I'll go back to my normal corners of STyleforum now, because frankly, this level of snobbishness does not make me want to dive into this thread.
I was just making an observation of the Schnautals that I've seen at the Rack. I couldn't tell if yours had the mark or not.
Personally, I love seconds. (Thank you Shoebank!). It's one of the ways I've been able to afford the # of AE shoes in my arsenal. Enjoy your shoes...I guess.