What I meant was that the serrations are on the part of the sock where the "Andrea Santoni etc." is written, i.e on the edge. Â As for markings on the box, I'm as clueless as you. Most likely your shoes are norwegian construction, as is most of the top tier Santonis we get here (except for a few Bentivegna - which have an exterior welt on the side of the upper which extends down to the sole in an L shape).
I'll have closer look at possible serrations although I think there aren't any. Maybe someone at the workshop just grabbed the wrong kind of insole. (But... there was another pair in a lighter suede with the same insole at Klijsen's.) Â As for the welt, I believe my shoes are indeed not Bentivegna (no L-shaped exterior welt). No hope for a master class in shoe construction is there?
Even with all your patient explanations and descriptions I still know I have a LOT to learn.
The Santonis you provided a link to is available at Eric's but it isn't on sale. Â If you are going Jungle walking, I wouldn't go with Santonis, rather a more technical boot with gore-tex for waterproofness and breathability, plus some ankle support.
I wouldn't dream of going Jungle walking with a pair of Santoni's, especially in suede (perish the thought Â
). I was thinking about a pair of 'inexpensive' chukka boots by Van Bommel or Van Lier. I expect the walks to be short ones and NOT through the densest of jungle, so the chukka's might provide just enough protection and support and I can use them on a regular basis when I've returned ("Perfectly acceptable for saturday chores"
). Combining the useful with the nice, so to speak Â