Could you offer a comparison between the two in regards to heel width, instep, etc? Sorry to bother.
I've not had any problems yet with speed hooks catching on my trousers but I guess time will tell. The cordovan boot MTO will cost US$680 or so (which is a great price for a pair of shell boots). The Coniston from Pediwear costs US$520 or so without shipping. Good to hear about the camel MTOs.
Yes, PoP, the MTO I'm running is pretty much exactly the same boot as Gerry's. "Light Cognac" shell, Oscar last, Dainite sole, model number is 80184.
Price is 4480 SEK (plus shipping) through Skoaktiebolaget. It's about 30% less than the individual MTO price for the same boot.
Please do put your name down on the list. I'd love to get this damn MTO over the line. I'm losing sleep here.
As Coxaca has already mentioned, I was part of the original MTO and got the boots in that configuration.
The recent pair of boots is slightly different.
MTO Boot ("Light Cognac" shell, Oscar last, Dainite sole, model number is 80184):
Recent Boot (Burgundy shell, Soller last, Dainite 'Victory' sole, model number is 80179):
Aside from the differences in the material and last, the MTO boot is taller and also has the rear pull tab, and the heel quarter overlay. Both soles are Dainite but the burgundy boot has the Victory sole. The MTO boot also has the laces passing through the tongue.
Hope that answers your question, PoP.
For anyone who's wondering about the Oscar last, I would say it's similar in width to the Forest but grips the heel more. My feet (borderline medium/wide) still feel comfortable in it though and I wear the same size in both.