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post #16 of 21
Originally Posted by norcaltransplant View Post
Tough call, here's an abbreviated posted (from top-of-the-line to bottom):

- Santoni "Signature" or "Select": I really need to get confirmation on this one. Almost a completely handmade shoe based on my quick observations. Quite a bit of detailing and nice finishing, close to or on par with Kiton and Lattanzi at about 2/3rd the price.
- Santoni "Fatte a Mano," Tan Sock: Priced around $800-1200. Lots of handwork, usually goodyear welted. The uppers are made from nice calfskin while the anitquing ranges from non-existent to superlative. Much cheaper in Europe according to Roy.
- Santoni "Fatte a Man," Orange Sock: Around $600-800 US, can be had on sale in Europe for $200-250. Mostly Blake constructed, nice uppers, more fashion forward styling. I rank these similarly to mid-range Mantellassi which go for about $500. The price difference in the US can be attributed to the wider distribution of Santoni, and their slightly better finishing.
- Santoni "Goodyear" : Standard range Santonis, but constructed with a goodyear welt. These can be found at Nordstrom's--their top of the line shoe.
- Santoni : Written in horizontal script across the sock liner. Exclusively blake construction, clean looking shoe. Decent uppers. A tad better than similarly priced offerings from companies like Ferragamo and Magli.
- Santoni "Nuvola" : These maybe exclusive to the US, but Nuvola is Santonis comfort line. AKA Rubber soles. They feel nice, but definitely are a cheaper cousin to the mainline, and a removed family member from the start of this list.
- * Santoni Moccasins/Loafers: Another provence of the US market. A soft, pliable loafer that retails for around $300. Comfortable, no arch support, and probably designed to be disposable after 2-3 yers use.

Is this list still current? I mean, it's about 3.5 year old already. Can anyone confirm? Thanks a lot.
post #17 of 21
Nice! Tha.nks. Do you know line is the Kenton? Retails at 585.
post #18 of 21
Originally Posted by mkarim View Post
Nice! Tha.nks. Do you know line is the Kenton? Retails at 585.

that retail price suggest regular Santoni line, not Goodyear welted.
post #19 of 21
I know, it is an old thread.

Question : Is this "sucking" line? By looking at its sole, it is so-called "FAM".
Can anyone confirm if there's any handwork?

post #20 of 21
Originally Posted by T4phage View Post
OH, some of them are norvogese... but most are blake lasted to get that extra special long snount..

I thought these were mostly blake/rapid? The pairs my cobbler has worked on was, atleast.
post #21 of 21
Anyone know a good place in NYC to get chips in leather fixed? I did a little damage on the side of my Goodyear welted whole cut's and it's been hurting my feelings. One shop said they could wax burnish the chip which will basically fill it in and smoothen it out.
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