Originally Posted by arced
I agree with this (especially as this is arguably my first EG purchase), but what amazes me (and horrifies myself) is that noone has any idea what they look like! It's one thing for a herd mentality about a known item, but to get this many people buying the shoes because they could, possibly, be made by EG is pretty crazy.
I'd say it would be crazy only if the shoes weren't returnable. At worst, you're out $5. At best, you've gotten the best retail price on EGs I've ever seen. As far as bets go, this one is unbeatable.
And really, these shoes aren't even sight unseen. There was a picture, and a description that matched the picture in every detail save for the type of leather. And there's been nothing to suggest they aren't PL shoes. Even if they're not EGs, PL laceups at $260 would be a huge steal.
Is there a possibility the shoes won't be what everyone is hoping? Yes. But to me, it's no different than ordering any pair of shoes online. Will they fit? Maybe, maybe not. Will they look as good in person? Maybe, maybe not. It's just part of the online shopping experience -- there's always a risk.