I'm having a hard time getting behind these shoes. I'm sure the failing is entirely mine, and I have no real frame of reference for eastern European footwear, but to me they look like a county shoe maker's provincial interpretation of urban styles. They look very rural and boxy. Are these actually very good examples of some kind of shoe that I'm just not familiar with? Like I said, the failing is mine I'm sure, and I don't mean to sound insulting.