Boo fucking hoo.
i disagree - Guidi shapes are unique, very different from CCP. It is not like one is the upgraded ultimate version of the other, they re really different.
I usually hold a bitter disdain for combat lug soles on Guidi due to the clash of soft, irregular handmade forms the machine-perfect, rigid, butchness of the lug. That being said, these are the first ones I've seen that seem to work. The general proportions seem right for a combat boot and while you can tell the leather is soft, it isn't deforming anywhere. The tall tongue helps balance the aggressive sole too.
I like those - the color looks really nice - but for me, unlike for a lot of you guys, it's hard to want a really upturned toe. I am not into the sleek and elegant look of CM footwear, but I'm not really into the bulbous workwear look that is beloved here, either. For me, guidi, with a toebox, represents a happy medium in which I am comfortable, but of course, I realize that I am perhaps in the minority.
I also still haven't converted to the bulbous toe preference, and most Guidi toeboxes are a bit too round/structureless for me.
So I am quite pleased to have just received these from @eckblk
"Traditional" flatter toebox, which is also just the right amount of pointy from the top view.