A pair of reverse horse in 998 will be arriving mid-May in same size FWIW and I am confident it will fit the same. I'm stoked, and it did not seem that long ago since I ordered them.
^thanks to eckblk for putting me in touch with the mystery guy ; )
Texture on mine doesn't seem "weird," just a little rough, and the leather has smoothed out with wear. Definitely a bit of the Steve Martin "Cruel Shoes" experience with initial wear, but they break in very quickly, and now I want to wear them all the time. A simple design, but so wonderfully crafted. I was told that even the Goodyear welt itself was hand-stitched, which is pretty fucking awesome. I thought these were great, but I'm looking forward to seeing the shell cordovan version. No pics yet?
What is super vachetta exactly? I know it's been on offer before with IS footwear...