I know a sell-side research guy with last name of Crook. So it does happen.
DWFII - more pictures and running commentary would be much appreciated...
This may be a good place to pose a question about the construction of John Lobb's RTW shoes. I am pasting a video below showing the cork bottom filling process of a pair of Lobbs. Watch the video and you will see that they seem to put an enormous amount of cork in the shoe, leaving a mound that is nowhere near flush with the welting as you see with all other goodyear welted shoes. Am I missing something, or do Lobbs somehow have a thicker cork layer?
Thanks for the response DW! Yeah, the process is quite clear to me. If you compare the video of Lobb's bottom filling to the same process used by any other shoe company using Goodyear-welting, Lobb seems to be using at least twice the amount of cork. Every other video I can find shows the cork being flush with the welt, which is logical. This video of Lobb's is showing the cork piled significantly higher than the welt, which seemingly would prevent the sole from being easily stitched on.