^Also in Alden's favor is that a one-off Carmina MTO is rather expensive. I think something like their list price +50%. You'd really have to want the shoe and it wouldn't make much sense for a staple item. You could order directly I think or through certain retailers.
And I suppose if they do have batches of shoes running through the production process it may be more of a matter of the trouble of going back to a previous makeup than the supply of materials.
Maybe they will show up as seconds. Then you'll get a discount!
True, but I do place a strong value on being able to order what I want whenever I want with a more predictable delivery time frame.
If they do come up on the seconds list, I'll never forgive the man who cops them before I do!