I honestly have no idea how to tell.
I love these a lot, and I recently got a $500 gift card to neiman marcus, so I'd like to hop on these. I like Ferragamo a lot since I'm a big Audrey Hepburn fan and she sported a pair, but whatevs. Sooo, are they? How can you tell? And if they're not, can they still be repaired? These are likely to be my first quality pair of shoes that I intend to live with, rather than replace after a year or two.