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What the heck's "Polostore" brand?? -- NOT Ralph Lauren's "Polo" i assume.

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Please help me ID these shoes I just bought.

I purchased these shoes which were listed as being made by "Polo" & having been "made in England".

SOOOOO, I expected some C&J's.

When they arrived, I saw the footbed says, "Polostore" & looks nothing like the footbeds of ANY Polo, Ralph Lauren shoes I have ever seen.

The polo player,s mallet is even pointing downward, instead of overhead, like in Polo's logo.

They are stamped as 8 1/2D & fit TTS (as I am an 8 1/2D).

I've added some pics & hope the SF experts can help me!

thanks & take care









 

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Originally Posted by intent


That's halfway how I feel right now.

I thought I got a great deal on some C&J's, now I'm just hoping there's SOMETHING to this brand other than blatant attempt at making $$$ off of Ralph's brand.
 

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just 'cause they aren't RL doesn't mean they're bad per se... still English made shoes and if they were a good price and you like them then why not.

I'm sure someone will chime in with the manufacturer.
 

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Originally Posted by Master-Classter
just 'cause they aren't RL doesn't mean they're bad per se... still English made shoes and if they were a good price and you like them then why not.

I'm sure someone will chime in with the manufacturer.


I agree with you, as long as I like them, the mfr doesn't really matter. Problem is that I expected some C&J Polo shoes, which are reasonably substantial shoes. For the purposes I bought them, the more substantial shoe is a necessity.

These, however, are feather light & have thinner soles. It'll be hard to make them work.

Besides, I'm really wondering.
 

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Originally Posted by rebel222
Not Ralph Lauren, but they are made by Alfred Sargent (98% sure).

Rebel, I KNOW you've handled a ton of shoes, so I don't doubt you. However, why do you say AS?

All the AS I've seen have a double row of nails around the heel (these have a single) & the combo heel is of the "notched" style, rather than straight across.

thanks
 

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would you mind posting a full view. ty
 

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Originally Posted by isshinryu101
Rebel, I KNOW you've handled a ton of shoes, so I don't doubt you. However, why do you say AS?

All the AS I've seen have a double row of nails around the heel (these have a single) & the combo heel is of the "notched" style, rather than straight across.

thanks


I am just going off memory. I had an older pair of Polo Ralph Lauren shoes with the same crest and "Made in England" on the soles. I cannot find the old thread, but I am 98% sure that it was determined to be Alfred Sargent. . . much older than the current 2 row of nails.

I have a fairly good memory, but I can't find the old thread. I doubt the pics are still uploaded, so you will still have to take my word, if you happen to find the old thread.
 

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FWIW, here are some Polo shoes from the 80's:

 

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