- Aug 12, 2016
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Actually, I don't think people are overthinking it at all. What you see right there with those shoes is not normal at all. I know what you are saying about retailers selling things on sale while marking the items so they cannot be returned, but this is not what's going on here. Look at the soles of example. It does not mention anywhere that they are JL.Think people are over thinking it. Outlet stores do that with a lot of items so they can’t be returned somewhere. On suits they’ll take a marker to the name tag and draw a black line through it. People who donate items to thrift stores debrand items and hide what it is from flippers. It’s pretty common.
The assumption that these 'samples' are made to the highest JL standards may be a bad one and one I would not make myself, so anyone buying them should be demanding a high discount. To give you to understand what I'm saying, before I bought a pair of SC shoes on eBay which was a similar story as these JL shoes, having sizes and markings crossed out etc, and when I reached out to SC I was told that those were samples made to much lower standards especially when it came to the construction, stitching, perhaps internal components that the eye does not see etc. and they should not have been sold to me by the retailer as SC shoes. That's probably why they are removing all JL markings from these shoes, essentially selling them as no-name shoes to not get in trouble (despite JL being mentioned in the listing by this particular seller who themselves may have bought them from the original retailer). This is all speculation but, again, I would be careful to just go ahead like that and downplay what my eyes see.