- Oct 10, 2008
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There are previous threads on the subject, but they do not address my core question. It is, given a shoe known to be one of these constructions, is there a way to prove which one it is? I am eying a few pairs of shoes, a Tom Ford, and a A. Testoni, and I wish to know whether they are Blake/Rapid or plain Blake. I am aware that Blake/Rapid lack the closely cut sole that is possible with Blake, but I have seen some shoes without the closely cut sole advertised as Blake. This causes me to conclude that the closeness of the sole is not a definitive test for which construction is employed. Is there any reliable method of distinguishing between the two?