*SUTOR MANTELLASSI Scotch Grain 4-Eyelet NORVEGESE (Goiser): 45D.
Split-Toe 4-Eyelet Norwegian
This shoe represents the finest workmanship to come out of Italy today.
Hand-lasted. Hand-sewn, channelled and skived (hidden) welt. Second additional hand sewn split-reverse welt (storm welt). This is the rare true hand-welting in the pre-machine tradition and superior to the Goodyear machine welt. The apron (the sewing around the front of the shoe) is hand-raised. Every care, from the hand-lasting to the final polishing, has been taken in the making of this shoe. This is an extremely well made shoe, superior not only to all other Italian shoes but to any modern ready-made shoe from England or America as well; this means Edward Green, John Lobb, Church’s, Crockett or Alden. This Mantellassi Norwegian Monk has everything! The choice of leather is stunning; the very finest, warmest Scotch Grain calfskin, tanned the unhurried traditional way!
Please do not confuse this pair with Mantellassi’s offerings of Blake stitched shoes. This masterpiece comes from their very best flagship line of shoes, available in very few shops and in very limited numbers. It sells for over Euro 1000.
Size Details:45D.....US 11.5D.....UK 10.5E, for the medium width foot.
Superb; showing zero wear to the tops and trivial wear to the bottoms. This shoe has 90% of its life ahead of it.