the problem, i suspect, is that maurizio only designs the boots - doesn't actually manufacture them. still, it shouldn't happen. from the obvious similarities it seems that IS among others also uses the same shoemaker.
i like the shape but the construction (being admittedly different) is not on the level of the storm-welted boots first previewed here. er well, i can't say this for sure, just based off looks, but the first iteration of memorias which I handled were just amazing in quality, almost antique. Surpassing vass and EG handgrades whatever.