Originally Posted by mr monty
Sassetti makes lots of shoes for other labels. The quality of the shoe is determined by how much money the "other labels" are willing to invest in shoes for their label. Quality can range from below average to high end . Don't expect the same quality in the Trento (from Nordstom) as you would a pair of Sassetti for Ralph Lauren Purple label ($1200+ retail). This is true for most shoe manufacturers that make shoes for other labels.
There is some truth in your statement, however even Sassetti's minimum level of quality would be acceptable. The Trento is a good shoe for the money. In the OP's case specifically, they are a great (if not the best) option.
Add to the fact that buying something from Nordstrom is probably the safest route when on the fence due to their superior returns and customer service policies.