After lurking on this forum for the past few weeks, I've just got back from a trip to HK where, following advice here, I visited Zee's for a pair of shoes. Not being able to make up my mind, I ended up with 3 pairs!
I arrived at around 6.30pm on Thursday and explained to them that due to my flat arches and bunions, I needed to include an orthotic insole in the shoes. This was no problem for them (I brought a pair of insoles with me), and they proceeded to take measurements.
I returned on Saturday for a fitting with the weird canvas shoe things. They felt very tight, but I was assured that was normal. Mr Zee chalked some lines on the canvas shoes, presumably where he wanted to make some changes, then I chose the styles. I went for a tan leather brogue, a navy blue shoe which I couldn't name the style, and brown suede brogue with Dainite soles. I chose the styles from a combination of the samples in-store, and Zee's Facebook page.
I visited again on Tuesday afternoon to collect my new shoes, and couldn't be happier. Due to the bad shape my feet are in, it's the first time in many years that I've been able to wear dress shoes comfortably. So much so in fact that I decided to wear the suede brogues for my return 12 hour flight, instead of my comfy but ugly (according to my wife) Wallabees.
One tip - although the suede brogues were perfectly comfortable for my trip home, because of my feet swelling during the flight, I couldn't get them back on again when it was time to disembark the plane. I guess that because they are MTM, there isn't as much room for adjustment as OTR shoes, which meant I couldn't loosen the laces enough to squeeze my swolen feet in.
Incidentally, I also visited Lee Baron tailors, which is in the same building as Zee's. Equally excellent experience there, which I've mentioned on the HK tailors thread.
Edited by Nerdy Norm - 10/21/12 at 3:58am