This pair of J&M Crown Aristocraft captoes I picked up at the thrift store last week compare favorably with any of my AEs. They are marked handcrafted in the USA so they may still be making them here or made these prior to moving production elsewhere.
I picked these Aristocraft spades soles up off eBay but the seller misdescribed them as 11D when they had "C" inside the wall . Gutted I was! I tried stretching them but they ended up a snug 10.5 tops. Not big enough I liked them so much I hoped to copy same.