Thank you for posting... I think this is where most of the 'learning' can take place. Not be to rude at all, but I couldn't see myself wearing any of these shoes. Very full, thick and old looking. Again, I appreciate the posting...please continue. thx. I don't see your comment rude at all. As you can see from the.chikors post about Maftei @the.chikor If you go, just know every little detail of the shoe that you want, i.e., know if you want a sole thickness of 6 mm or less, as their normal sole thickness is at 8mm-it is thicker b/c Vienna is cobble stone and the soles need to be thicker to hold up or look at the wide variety of soles at St. Crispins website. you'll see, it is besides the heritage of this shoemaking tradition, more or less a necessity to have some solid footwear in your rotation. I didn't post my dress shoes. Black, single sole, nice but standard for what it is. I also "experimented" with the sole thickness, rubber sole etc. in the past. Step by step, I'll return to single and some double soled shoes. I have a young talented cobbler in my neighborhood. He is doing his "journeymens piece" for me and he is interested in working with me. So I let him do my shoes. I trust him and he trusts me. A perfect match. "His" shoes will be ready in April, then I'll update this thread with new pictures.