Originally Posted by RJman
The genius who finally unravels the mystery of the BB Peals certainly deserves some sort of award. Back in April 2005 Carlo Franco posted a picture of some NOS Peals in this Wigmore style. The shoes in question very much resembled a pair of BB Peals that I have. Until that post I hadn't really noticed that my shoes have no obvious indication of size. Like Carlo's shoes, however, they do have a series of stamped numbers. A. Harris jumped in with the opinion that the shoes were part of some bespoke program run by BB. Who knows? But they certainly are odd shoes. The numbers aren't embossed in the way you see on, say, C&J. Rather, they look like they were applied via a rubber stamp and an inkpad. There's also a similar stamping of the Peal logo near the instep. The nail pattern on the heel conforms to the EG custom, but not much else about the shoes gives any indication of who might have made them (and nail patterns are probably slightly less than proprietary).
It seems most ebay shoe sellers don't understand that the obsessives want to see everything--all the numbers, the sole, the heel, etc.