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I reached out to Antonio at the end of December because I heard he was raising his price for the Aurum line from €1,000 to €1,100 and wanted to sneak in an order paying the old price (this plan would backfire because I paid my invoice before the Euro took a nosedive ). We talked through email for a bit to iron out the details of the shoe I wanted and he sent me the invoice in mid-January honoring the old price. I paid a couple days later and sent him my foot measurements about 2 weeks after that because I was super busy with work, so I don't think Antonio started making my trial shoes until February. I received the trial pair at the end of March, wore them for about 3 weeks, and gave Antonio feedback on fit. He started making my final Aurum pair towards the end of April and now he's finished and ready to ship them out to me.
I believe I've read that Aurum shoes, which are made to bespoke standards, take twice as long to make as shoes from his standard line (called Argentum now, I think?).