i own santoni brenden moc toe, braden penny loafer, darren captoe, and my newest is santoni FAM algonquin split toe that they carry at nordstrom.
i just couldnt resist the FAM; i ve had my eye on that shoe since last year and i just recently bought it over july 4th weekend.
the santonis are my most comfortable shoes. and the most stylish. my guccis are stylish but with more euroflair. santonis are more classic looking.
the leathers shine up really good. and they feel substantial. my aes have substantial leather as well, but i have a difficult time trying to spit shine them.
for price, if i had the money i wouldnt mind buying santoni classics at the sale price of 350 now. it is a good buy. but however, i have gotten all the above classics at 160 or less. either at nordstrom rack or through ebay (darren).
the only santoni i paid over 500 was the santoni fam. total 650 including a gift card i used that i received for my birthday.
the FAM is excellent, succulent and decadent. i just cant put them on and walk around all day in the streets fearing they will become less than pristine. i want to keep them pristine for a while. just take them out and admire them and put them back into their shoebags and box.