Originally Posted by spence
Are they marked shell on the soles?
I dont think those are corrected grain.
Certinly not shell. There are very fine spiderweb-type wrinkles in the creases, and though the sole is too worn to tell, the heel is different than the shell MacNeils.
Originally Posted by Grigory
Since when does AE make shoes of corrected grain? Looks like usual calf to me.
From my searching here and elsewhere, AE calls its corrected grain 'Polished Leather."
It's too smooth, shiny, and uniform to be calf, I think.
If I go refund, I'm still down shipping both ways ($20), so I guess the question is if I want to keep these for the partial refunded value of $70 shipped, or be down $20 and rid myself of them.