€300 for a semi-bespoke shoe ain't bad at all. I wonder if Meccariello will allow you to keep on ordering test shoes? Does anyone know how the test shoes compare to Allen Edmonds/Alden, Crockett & Jones bench grade, Vass, Edward Green or Gaziano & Girling? I'm just wondering in terms of quality where it fits in that range.
I can see the need for a test/fitting shoe for bespoke but why for MTO/MTM? Are you using the terms MTO and MTM interchangeably? MTM seems to suggest some level of last modification for which I can see the need for a test shoe. Sorry for all the questions I'm just trying to understand what Meccariello offers.