Originally Posted by gshen
These "˜paprikas' from Austria finally showed up after a long transit in HKG.
The color is just fantastic with rich shades of oxblood and burgundy.. Fritzl is super proud of the leather, and rightly so. Very solid "˜toothpick' construction with soles look like they could beat the hell out of cobblestone.
I took some comparison pics with a few lasts - from 12 o'clock: AE Macallister (#5 last), C&J Hallum (348 last), Alfred Sargent Stratford (99 last), Vass budapester derby (awesomest F last), Paprika. I know the styling may not be everyone's cup of tea, but i think they'll be pretty badass with a casual outfit.
Fritzl should have more to say about these shortly.
Lovely! that colour is sublime, and the last looks very asymmetrical - rather like the Vass F but a flatter toe box ..
I haven't read the thread - these are by Handmacher?