Any information on the Allen Edmonds (or is it Rancourt) HAYDEN?
Here is a link to a pair on eBay:
At first I assumed that the seller did not know what they were talking about, but now I'm not sure.
The shoes are definitely labeled HAYDEN by AE on the footbed. But the soles are Lactae Hevea, and AE does not use this sole on any other shoe AFAIK. Rancourt, however, uses this sole frequently. Most importantly, the style of the shoe is a Rancourt style (which I own):
So what's the story with these shoes? I wonder if AE flirted with the idea of having handstitched shoes made by Rancourt rather than in the Dominican Republic?
That is the weirdest thing I have seen yet...Do not know anything about - thanks for pointing it out-appears they were for sale at one point at 6pm