^^ lovely pair of Maritimes. Very cool shoes - almost bought a pair myself.
Also, re: the MacNeil 2.0 - they failed to address the one design thing about it I can't stand - the way the eyestays come down all the way to the longwing. I think it looks clunky. I also don't like the way the "lifted" upper design makes the shoe even more crowded. They should have taken a page from Alden or Carmina and taken the scale of the shoes down a notch.