Another day, another pair of Alden shell cordovan shoes on eBay mislabeled as leather. This pair has an added mislabeled value. Not only are these shoes black shell corodvan listed as leather, the model number on the listing is different than the shoes offered for sale. While the shoe insole writing shows these shell cords are Alden straight tip blucher oxfords model number 2161, the listing says these are model number 907.
eBay item number 111367533040. Opening bid $149. More than six days into this seven day sale, no bids with 18 hours to go. Two pair of 2161s have sold on eBay during the last few months. Low sale price $182.50, high of $282, median $232.25, sale through rate 100%. Retail new $663.
Update: Sold for $149. Two bids from same bidder 2 minutes before close.