I didn't know you worked for AE, and if you truly did you would have corrected me if I had mentioned something that didn't make sense.
I am curious now, why don't you make it clear where the uppers at produced? If they use paper or cardboard heel or leather stacked etc.
I would like you to prove me and other posters wrong for clarification.
Let's leave the poor guy alone. He's been a good source of information, but it's important to remember he is not an official AE spokesperson. I for one enjoy his input, but I also wouldn't want him to possibly put his job in jeopardy by trying to operate in an official capacity.