Originally Posted by Fang66
They look very decent and reasonable value to me, and I think the pricing is actually below AE in Japan. I really don't know much about them except that I believe they are imported into Japan by a company called Life Gear, a subsidiary of The Mitsubishi Corp (they also own Trading Post I believe), so they are not made in Japan.
The sales lady told me that the shoes are made in Japan. But she could just be saying that too. In any case, the finishing and detailing were very good -- definitely better than AE's. From what I saw, I would even say that the finishing is at par (or close) to C&Js.
And yeah, AEs in Japan are twice their US prices. When I said AE was cheaper, I was referring to US AE prices.
I just might go ahead and get a pair this weekend. Hopefully, they're really as well made as they (initially) appear to be.
Edited by jasonmx3 - 10/4/13 at 4:29am