Originally Posted by designprofessor
As a fellow SF member with a majority of AE's
you get my endorsement. True, we can't claim the prestige or the extra digit on the price tag, but we're probably more likely to track across a muddy lawn, that's the trade off.
When I find something I like, I stick with it.
I find AEs to be comfortable, well made, and nice looking (though, I think I need a couple of pairs of more modern-ish shoes). I also appreciate the fact that they are made right here in the United States, though this is not necessarily a deal maker or breaker to me - just a nice little bonus.