So, while taking out my Randolphs to snap the photos above I finally took out the little paper insert that was tucked into a sort of slot on the underside of the box lid. The paper unfolded read as follows: Now let me be clear -- I did not buy these from an AE store. There is a store in lower manhattan near wall street called "Stapleton" -- they run a daily deal on AE shoes that is buy one get the other 50% off. Rhey do not, however, carry the newest styles, but, last time I was there (about a year ago) I bought my walnut strands and got my chili Randolphs for 50% off. That insert talks about Randolphs being AEs most popular Cordovan, but I know they dont (currently) make the Randolphs in Chili Cordovan -- did they ever? Did I score cordovans for super cheap? How can I tell? Here are pics of the bottom of the shoes as well as a shot of the label on the box which unfortunately was half torn when I got it: I'm a complete noob when it comes to shoes in general but specifically with Cordovan leather, so be gentle! Either way, I love these shoes!