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 1. There are lower priced hand welted shoes out there.  Meermin being one of them. 2. There are retail companies doing last adjustments, Saint Crispins being one of them.  And their key ingredient isn't better-made lasts but physical trunk shows for fitting and/or measuring sessions. If we marry 1 and 2, and replace the fitter (most probably not shoemakers for these retail operations) with 3D scanning machine+algorithm, viola, we get affordable and good fitting...
In summary. Me: how to make it happen, and can it be done economically. pB: it hasn't happened yet. DWFII: impossible, kills the craft, promotes mediocrity, and displaces shoemakers.
 Why can't bespoke be for the masses?  And if build on the same construction specification, how do you determine it to be lesser quality? We all learn from imitations; and at this day and age, those who are imitating are surpassing the imitated. 
Quote: @traverscao reminded me of Dave Coppeland when he first appear on the forum; their mildly mannered passive aggressive posting styles are eerily similar.  But then I realized they were probably not the same guy.  Other than that, I only called him out on his sometimes eccentric if not horrible shoe and shoe care recommendations, including grease on leather, dissing Corthay, etc.  Despite rarely acknowledging his recommendation being awful sometimes, @traverscao was a...
He did wear his new Pitti approved sartorial cycling tights.
Behaviors instigated by passive aggressive trolling is not bullying.
 Speaking English as the first language is no guarantee of writing like Hemingway, or Shakespeare for the Brits.
Andrew Gadd has some videos about shoemaking on Youtube that leaves SC's workshop workers looking like amateurs...  
 are you willie wonka or tennis jacket guy?
That's a lot of extra instep space... You might need a few tongue pads to lift them up. Or just a size or two too big/long.
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