I hate to rain on this parade, but I've seen a LOT of Maurizi shoes at Nordstrom Rack stores. Antonio Maurizi shoes are designed to look just like a top-end Italian shoe like Mantellassi or Santoni or Lattanzi. They do a pretty good job - the lasts are nicely shaped, the antique finish, while painted on, looks pretty good, and they do a nice looking facsimile of a hand-stitched (Norwegian) construction. Plus the aforementioned hand-signed insole covers. That being said, they are not actually top-quality handsewn shoes. Compare them closely with a Mantellassi or Santoni and you will see what I mean. Â Retail is appx. $295 a pair in Nordstroms, San Francisco store. They are usually $75-$100 at Nordstrom Rack. I wouldn't buy them at that price, but then again, I do NOT need more shoes Â
I wouldn't hesitate to wear some of the models if I got them for $25-$50 though. At $75-$100 they aren't a bad deal for guys that need shoes.