I'm guessing for the German market. These shoes seem to answer the question I raised in Post #3451 in this thread re whether EG make shoes with soles stitched aloft; evidently they do.http://cgi.ebay.com/RAHMENGENAHTE-SC...QQcmdZViewItem
There are other curiosities about these shoes, most notably the 360-degree welt that I've never seen on EGs. Also the stated retail price of 399 euros (about $525) and the generally clunky non-EG-like appearance with the wide sole extension. These EGs may have been made specifically for a Teutonic audience and perhaps not up to usual EG standards. If anyone is interested, I'd check very carefully about size. Seller says 44 euro, but suggests that this is 10 UK. From what I've learned, 44 would be 9.5 UK and probably 10 - 10.5 US.