Originally Posted by Roger
Are you certain they are 9s in the US size? What do the shoes actually say on them vis-a-vis size? My Marteganis say 8 1/2, but they fit me perfectly, and I take a 9.5 US. Another approach would be to measure the inside length; that would be pretty informative. Are they Blake stitched or, perhaps, Blake/Rapid? Or are they welted? Can't tell from the picture, although the soles appear to be channeled. Are they in the Radica calf leather than Martegani sometimes uses?
The shoes actually say "9D" though they seem to be on the small side of 9, maybe even 8.5. I am also a US 9.5 and they are small for me.
Not sure if Blake, welted, etc but will put some more pics up later. The soles are channelled. Also, not sure if they are Radica calf. Any tips on determining that?
I am just on my way to work but I will take some more pics and I will also do some measuring when I get home this evening.