I got to know Maftei through chatting with our own shoe guru @fritzl
he was instrumental for me ordering my first pair of Maftei.
As I live in Australia going to a trunk shop or visiting Austria wasn't possible at the time. I posted them one of my best fitting shoes together with my orthotics to start the process.
Although Lucian Maftei speak perfect a lot of my special request was interpreted by fritzl, he also foreseen the progress and kept me up to date on the progress, The first pair of shoes I received it was a little tight Lucian asked me to sent it back for adjustments, to my surprised they made me a brand new pair of shoes. The shoes turn out to be one of the best fitting shoes for me with the orthotic builtin to the arch.
If you have a chance to attend a trunk show or visit a store please do these are amazing and very underrated on this fora. I know fritzl doesn't post here much anymore but I know he still lurks around here from time to time. His knowledge of shoes is second to none imho and his willingness to help I am forever grateful.