I wonder if this is some college school color shoes for the upcoming football season. It looks like they are trying to show the versatility they have - I don't think this is representative of what will be in their regular line.
I remember on the CEO's blog a while back they showed some people at the Rose Bowl. One guy had some custom AE's in green and yellow and the other guy had some custom AE's in red and white.
There won't be any college shoes are anything like that for the upcoming football season. How do I know? Because those Wisconsin shoes on the right are mine, and the Oregon shoes to the left are my friend's. We both got them as gifts for Christmas because we are good friends who both go to those schools, and were going to the Rose Bowl together. As for the picture uploaded earlier with all the different colored shoes, don't make the mistake of thinking that is all AE has been working on lately. It's a display; it's meant to catch people's eye. Colors are big and AE wants to show what they can do, but you guys are crazy if you think purple suede shoes are going to be routinely coming off the production line. They're fun to look at and maybe try on, but those shoes actually selling at a profitable rate would be a miracle. Maybe as a WebGem or MTO they could work, but not produced like the regular line. They were just flexing their muscles for the show.