Nope. I doubt the factory is in cahoots with the Archibald tricksters. The order is too small to justify the fraud. The AOL cunts just blame the factory for the scam. My guess is a factory other than Alessandro Cappi did the fulfillment. Also the shoe aficionados at SF are quite happy to get a 30% refund on their hand welted orders, and opt to keep the cemented shoes.