Interesting mismatched pair of Lobbs. http://cgi.ebay.com/JOHN-LOBB-LUXURY...QQcmdZViewItem
Apparently not the prestige line and at $699 and not even a pair! The seller had them offered previously at a BIN of $599 and a relatively high reserve with a low starting bid that only progressed over the initial listing to $302. I had pmed him saying I might be able to wear the mismatched pair (I wear 8.5E in JL and do have a slightly larger left foot) but wanted to meet him (we both live in Scottsdale) and try them on. If they fit I was willing to go the BIN price. He never responded. When he relisted at $699 with OBO I again emailed him with less enthusiasm since he was non responsive before and again offered to meet him and try them on and than give him a OBO on the spot. He finally replied saying that he wanted the $699 and was unwilling to meet and infact indicated he was looking for someone that would not notice that the shoes were mismatched. Additionally I had pointed out that the sizes are not a US 8.5E (wide) as he had before and has again listed, but are UK sizes more equivalent to 9/9.5D. He continues to list them as a US 8.5 wide.
All this makes me highly suspect that there are issues with the shoes in additon to the obvious 2 different sizes. But if someone has two different sized feet and is willing to pay close to retail for shoes with an uncertain pedigree from a most suspect seller...here they are. On a somewhat related note while searching Ebay I noticed a seller that has a large number of single shoes without mates and rather than mix and match sizes as this seller does, he was advertising the shoes as Amputee shoes! And selling one from a pair. Ebay is becoming such a joke, except that it is not all that funny sometimes. Perry