Received two pairs of Shoe Mart irregulars over the weekend, and I was very surprised to find that they did not have any markings that would show they were seconds. One boot was clearly damaged (and will be going back), so that one had an obvious flaw, but the other pair was a shell boot, in pristine condition with no flaw that I could see.
Neither pair had any stamps on the inside, or on the sole, as I have seen in the past. They even came in the regular green Alden box with the proper labels.
This is a little bit concerning to me since they could easily be passed off as first quality. . .especially on eBay, FS threads, etc.
Anyone come across this lately as well, or did I just get "lucky"?