Originally Posted by Roger
As for these Santonis, are we inferring that they're FAM from reading what looks like those words on the insole? Assuming that they are the FAMs, does anyone know whether they are the "tan sock" or the "orange sock" version? There evidently is a quality difference between the two, and I'm not sure that the sock color can be positively determined by that small picture.
I think there're 2 grades of "tan sock." One with serrated edging, one without. The one with is truely top of the line (not counting limited edition) and comes with antique-looking shoe box and heavily padded shoe bags, it costs over $1000. The one without is just a small upgrade from the Goodyear line and costs around $800. As a matter of fact I can't tell the difference between tan sock w/o serrated edging and the Goodyear in terms of construction. Although I am not sure I think some of the tan socks w/o serrated edging are Blake or Blake/rapid. I believe "orange sock" FAMs are mostly Blake or Blake/rapid. I came to this conclusion based on extensive comparsion at their Madison Ave. store.
The FAMs you see on Yoox are all tan socks w/o s.e. You may want to look at pictures of the FAM tan sock with s.e. I posted on the "shoe porn central" thread for comparison with those on Yoox.