Did you request a black welt with a natural sole edge? It looks a bit odd IMO.
Sorry I missed this.
I requested an antiqued sole edge (sole edge color is very important to me) but I do trust Chay when it comes to detail. So when they showed up like this at first I was all ???
Then, taking the whole concept into consideration and after showing them to my wife, I agreed that the darker brown welt painting not only highlighted the edge detail but created a nice visual break point between the upper and the sole.
If I had a small gripe it would be that I wish the sole edge didn't protrude out on the side as much (a la G&G Deco range) toward the side and front, (when looking down from the top) but it's something that I can live with.
As far as pricing all I will say is that those who jumped at the opportunity to support AS early on definitely benefit.
Since I am neither affiliated with Leffot, nor Alfred Sargent, (but I am sincere admirer of the shoes) I thought I would post this link to the new handgrades being displayed at the trunk show. I wish I could make it. I think the new sole spectacular and wish I could see it in person.
btw, the models pictured remind me of saint crispin's
This particular show takes on more significance, as it is the debut of the "New" AS Handgrade Sole. It is quite a lot narrower in the waist and features a V shaped heel but retains the fiddleback sole at the same time. This new sole elevates the level of the AS Hangrade yet again and speaks to their desire to push the envelope