Offered for sale is an exquisite pair of Allen Edmonds dress/casual shoes. Before I talk about the shoes, a little about myself. I am an avid er, though only an occasional seller. I am not a regular seller nor am I trying to get rich. Just trying to move some high-quality merchandise at a great price. Check my response and you will see that I ALWAYS list accurately and follow through on my transactions to ensure buyer satisfaction. I just recently listed 18 pairs of shoes, 17 of which were sold. Of the 17, 15 buyers took the time to leave response, which was 100% positive. The reason, fair prices and accurate listings. Unlike most shoes sold on that need resoled or dyed, my shoes are in great (i.e. ready to wear) condition. I own so many shoes that none are worn on consecutive days and all are alway stored with cedar shoe trees. Additionally, only Lincoln or Saphir paste wax are ever used on my shoes. All care is done in-house. As for this batch of shoes, the word you will see most often is rare. This batch likely represents the last shoes I'll be selling and are definitely the most difficult for me to part with. Problem is I just don't wear them. My loss is your gain. These shoes are a pair of AE burgundy (think Alden color 8) and black leather saddle shoes that are absolutely stunning. They look like the Shelton model but trust me, these are of a much higher quality. The calfskin is much thicker on these shoes. Additionally, these shoes are extraordinarily comfortable. As an added bonus, these shoes have BRAND NEW DOUBLE LEATHER SOLES AND A BRAND NEW VIBRAM PROTECTIVE LAYER ON THE SOLES. They have NOT BEEN WORN OUTSIDE. This work alone is conservatively worth $175. These shoes measure approximately 11 1/2 inches from heel to toe and because I run between a 9.5 and 10, they are just a little long for me. That is the only reason I'm willing to part with these beauties. Check all pictures carefully and you will see that both the leather and uppers will provide many years of stylish use (and no, this is not trick photography, the shine you see is real). Sorry, but shoe trees are not included. These are definitely one of my favorites and given their condition, the price represents an amazing opportunity to get a pair of high-end shoes at a great price.I will throw in a pair of shoe trees if buy it now is used.