The perfect opening for the imminent coffee table classic 'Fifty shades of black'.
Good looking comparison photo. I was waiting for the seemingly obligatory AE jab as soon as I saw the PA's in the line up. I still think people feel the need to poke at AE's simply because they are some of the most common and cost effective quality shoes around. Looking at this photo, I also see some of the most common jabs that people make at AE's being debunked. The Loake is substantially "plumper" than the Park Avenue, and yet, the Park Avenue is often presented as the poster child for being the "blobby" captoe. Also, the Park Avenue is so frequently accused of having too short of a cap toe, and yet, the cap toe looks to be about the same length as all of these with the exception of the Loake. I realize that often it is the combination of the rounded toe along with the cap that makes the Park Avenue look stubbier, while a pointier shoe can perhaps get away with a shorter cap. But, looking at the photos above, I see nothing to complain about.