Edward Green Appreciation: Pictures, Info, and Where to Buy - Page 271
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Edward Green makes and sells a welted calf version of the Carnegie. In the past, RLPL has also offered the same model under the name Peering on the 89 last, which I have. I find the calf and welts superior to patent and glue!
I have seen glued EG formal shoes for between $125 and $900. Personally, I would not pay much for glued/cemented EG formal shoes, particularly when they cannot be easily resoled.
This is deliberately to keep the sole as thin and as narrow as possible. After all, those are evening shoes: the only outdoor wear they get is from the car/taxi into the venue.
At EG (don't know about RLPL's pricing) the "Carnegie" sells for less than it's welted brethren.
I can understand the benefit, but then i have trouble understanding the pricing.