Hello again SF. I've done a thorough search on SF and Google to compare the quality of first and seconds of Allen Edmonds but came up short. I was wondering if there is a noticeable difference and if so, which areas (comfort, leather quality, appearance, etc.)? Thanks again for any replies. I just received the list from Jerry at AE for the Discontinued and 2nds/Closeout list and I am excited to buy my first pairs of AE, particularly the Byrons in Chili and the Fifth Avenue in Burnished Brown. Suggestions? Comments?