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Bettanin & Venturi Split toe chukkas for Barneys

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Bettanin's are rather rare (only seen them at Barney's) and are pretty nice. Most of the models are handmade. The finish/detailing is not quite up to the level of Santoni handmade, but they aren't as expensive as Santoni handmade either. At $238, sounds like a raging deal.
 

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Hmmm, didn't try them on when I was in Barney's, the service was pretty poor. I'd expect they would fit either true-to-size or 1/2 size small, like most Italian shoes.
 

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I'd expect they would fit either true-to-size or 1/2 size small, like most Italian shoes.
The Bettanin & Venturis I have -- two pair of ankle boots and one pair loafers all from Barneys -- either run large or have English sizing.

In other words, I'm a 8.5 (42 euro) and I take a 7.5 or a 7 in B&V. These probably fit somewhere between 9.5 and 10.5 in US feet. Given that they're suede, I would expect some stretching.

I've also seen them in Montreal at a nice little place called Gianni(? - I might have the name wrong).
 

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