Yes. If you see some of the earlier discussions, that is exactly the problem many of us have. Loake 1880 was also mentioned but I think they push $500. SuSu has some Goodyear shoes around $400 I believe. Meermin might fit the bill, but you're looking at variable duties and worsening exchange rate. Jack Erwin (are they Goodyear?), but same issues as Meermin. Those are the options for dress shoes. Even J Fitzpatrick is more.
The options are pretty slim. I have been eyeing the Barbanera stuff on NMWA as it pretty much fits that gap. More importantly the shoes appears to be classic British styling. But, you have exchange, duties, and fit issues possibly.
Trendy, stylish Italian shoes have their place, but if I spent money on them, I don't care if they're Goodyear, or honestly, even full grain, as they're disposable to my mind. A couple seasons, tops.
At $375, I'm interested in (mostly) classic English-style shoes.
Agree with this - at $375CAD - with "classic" English-style (one option with an almond shape, one with a round and one chisel), with quality leather seems like it would definitely hit a sweet spot that I don't think is addressed anywhere.