yeah that's why I dont like them. AE are fine on sale if you just want a proper business shoe but it doesnt "move me"This is exactly what I thought, and why I was like, well--get some feedback on this. I have a number of AE shoes, and they're fine--great even. But they tend to look . . . really American. I don't know how it's possible we could create something like the Corvette and McDonald's at roughly the same time.