I have a pair of Shoto's and they fit 1 size large.. I usually wear a 10/44 and I wear a 9 in Shoto. They like using elk skin which they do some funky treatments on.. has a nice look to it, and it's super soft. Construction quality seems quite good (though I haven't worn them a ton) and the vibram sole is great. Only downside for me is they're not very slim.. more of a semi-chunky style, a bit like those Wolverine or Red Wings.
Another Shoto boot that had some interesting leather IMO is this one (also from Barneys):
thanks for info, im kinda not into the bulky-ness but then again i own a couple of pairs of trickers