(alchimiste @ May 09 2005,22:01) When I asked about these Manton told me they are rather overpriced. And Nordstrom did not have my size anyway.
To Boot's a brand, not a manufacturer, and I've seen many different quality levels in the shoes. Some are very forgettable, some are decent.
Looking at their website it appears that their prices have gone up significantly. I bought my current black calfskin lace-ups at Saks for the normal price of $225 and wouldn't pay much more than that for To Boot shoes. Not sure where this $350+ thing is coming from, but at around the $200 price point, I think you get a great looking, well made shoe. (FWIW, the Saks guy a year or so ago when I last purchased a pair agreed that they were some of the best you could get for the money)