Just thought that I would post my opinions, since I just recently received a pair of SL that I bought during the sale.
I will start out by saying that I'm no where near a "shoe expert", the only good shoes I own are these SL, a pair of C&J Brecon and a pair of captoes made by Sutor Mantellassi for Luigi Borelli. I'll also go ahead and mention that English is my third language, so I beg that any of you who read this will overlook any glaringly obvious mistakes on my part.
The shoes I chose to order is a Jodphur boot, since I've had a hard time finding a reasonably priced one that I like. The leather quality is quite some ways of the leather of my C&J, which is thinner and much softer. This was to be expected, but I quite like the thickness of the leather, I think it's quite fitting for a boot which will mostly be used for country and casual wear.
The shoe is made on SL last 174, which is quite sleek, if not as (in my subjective opinion) pretty as last 341. I will, however, say that the SL fit my feet extremely well so far. They were comfortable from the very first moment of me putting them on. When I was about to order I inquired about which size I ought to order, and I was recommended to order a UK8,5. I decided to go with my own hunch, and got myself a UK9, just as my Brecon. If I had went with the size recommended by customer service I would definitely have had to return them.
These shoes have a rubber sole which resembles a Danite sole, but it most definitely isn't made by Danite, it's just not as nice and the heel pattern is different.. I will say that the sole is acceptable in any case, I think it'll last and I get a good grip with them.
My overall opinion is that they are nice for the price I paid, and bear in mind that I live in the EU, so I don't get VAT deducted. They might not be to the high standards of most members here, but personally I wouldn't mind buying another pair next time the sale comes around.