*NEW – SANTONI All-Weather Half Brogue Oxfords: 46D
Size: 46-46.5 [US12-12.5] [UK 11-11.5]
Styles: All Weather, Brogues, Oxfords, Rubber Soled
Cap-Toe Half Brogue Oxford
Santoni was founded by Andrea and Rosa Santoni in 1975 and today produces four quality lines, the “Classic” line (Blake Stiched) retailing between $600-900, their Goodyear welted line, selling for $1250 in December 2015, their “Fatte a Mano” line, now well over the $1500 and their “Signature” or “Limited Edition” line, entirely hand made and selling at $2000 or above. Much is written to compare the lesser Blake Stitched Santonis with other Blake Stitched Italian shoes from Ferragamo and Mantellassi and opinions and loyalties differ. Among the Blake stitched, I favour Santoni because of the somewhat superior quality of leather but in this lower price range I would advise choosing according to which model pleases most; the differences in construction are trivial. Among the Goodyear welted models, Santoni is usually the better choice, superbly made shoes, very durable, using finest quality leathers, precise detailing inside and out, and very pleasing styling, flattering to the foot without transgressing the limits of the classical. Among the best ready-made shoes from Italy.
The present shoe is something new from Santoni, a truly all-weather formed rubber sole, impervious to wet, decked by one of their elegant black half brogue dress shoes. On a rainy day, to all the world you appear elegantly dressed in what are no less than business or evening shoes, but you know you have the only dry feet in the room. Form and function perfectly mated. Do remember to polish these shoes before wearing outside; this is a new pair, never having been polished.
Size Details:US 12D....UK 11E....Continental 46 D, for the medium width foot.
New, never worn.