Judge for yourself:
When standing they look like regular shoes.
For me, I think using buckles a much easier than using speed hooks. Also, I think monk straps are much easier to put on then lace up shoes.
They've basically got two lasts with their MTO program, the 165 and 099, first being a more pointed and narrow last and second a classic, rounded last. If you need a customized last, then you would need to go bespoke. Their shoes are sized European and available in half sizes as well.
I've got a catalogue of the various shoes which I can provide you with, or you can visit their website and see the selection.
I am way behind on this thread.
At their shop in Florence, they were willing to MTO a shoe on a different last for me for a 100 Euro uplift. I will hopefully have them in ~6 weeks time.
I thought all their lasts were lettered, not numbered?
Just so you all know, Mario Bemer was in NY 2 weeks ago so I wanted to post some pictures that I took of the event to show some of his shoes. Mario and his business partner Luca are very friendly and knowledgeable people and we had fun working as a team to design a pair of shoes for me.
I'll make sure to post pictures of my finished product as well, but as a teaser, it has camel leather used as one of the leathers in it.