Thanks, @eagle. I am sure yours are still in splendid shape. I think this find was really unusual, probably one of the best bargains I have ever found in a thrift shop. And I was not really going to look at shoes, since I have quite a lot of them in my closet. But I have a good eye for quality items and these immediately caught my attention when I was walking past the shoe racks. When I saw they were AE MacNeil, and saw the ripples on the uppers, I immediately tried them on, found that they fit perfectly, and then I saw the second pair of AEs, the Canton. And bought that too since they fit me well. Good fortune, I imagine.AE MacNeil shell cordovan's for $14.99? What a steal, I mean deal! I bought mine years back and still had to pay a whole lot more! LOL.