The last and soles are preventing me from getting these. Asked AE if they could make it on the #8 and they said they couldn't, although I thgouht they could put any shoe on any last if they wanted. Leather soles and shell cordo are possible, but a 125 custom make fee on top of the 525 price, which I suppose isn't bad. They were also unable to custom make some for me in an AA width. I'm inclined to believe their boot lasts are just different enough from their shoe lasts (higher in the ankle, I suppose) that they're more limited in what they can create.