The leather on mine seems very nice to me, soft yet substantial; though I'm no expert on leather quality. I have the burgundy Hydrogen model. It fits half to one and a half sizes big for me. The insole is a sheet of smooth leather glued onto a superfeet type insole. I think its a decent or good deal for $95.
My only complaints are that the the first time in the rain scattered the dyes, and applying any amount of conditioner would cause the dye to bleed badly onto the cloth. There was one spot on the leather that I rubbed pale while conditioning it so I think the dye job was very shallow. But then again it was my first leather shoe and I may have rubbed too hard. I restored the color using saphir cream and wax and it looks fine. Also, I paid $200 + shipping and import fees to Canada. Not worth $200+ imo but $95 is good. The black shoes probably will not have dye problems. I might buy another pair if their next season goes on sale for about <$100 but I wouldn't spend more than that due to the dye issue (and I gotta save up for Guidi and Augusta :) )
edit: I don't mean to imply that they aren't worth more than $100 though. other than the dye problem, the leather feels very good and the shoe feels well constructetd
Edited by kloss - 12/3/13 at 8:20pm