*Neuwertig – SANTONI Hand-Raised Moccasin-Sewn Suede Penny Loafer: 42D
Size: 42-42.5 [US.9-9.5] [UK 8-8.5]
Styles: Loafers, Suede/Wildleder
Hand-Raised Moccasin-Sewn Suede Penny Loafer
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 of that category, Goodyear Welted into a closed channel, as in bespoke shoemaking or the very best ready-made shoes. This shoe is to a great extent, hand-made, including the hand-raised apron. It is a lovely warm standard brown suede that will complement a wide variety of dress.
Size: 42D Contnental…….US 9D…….UK 9E, for the medium width foot.
Condition: Near New, Neuwertig, worn once or twice only. Sold without trees.