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Cheap MTM shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by demeis, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. demeis

    demeis Senior member

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    Was wondering if anyone makes cheap MTM shoes in the $600 range?
     


  2. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    Was wondering if anyone makes cheap MTM shoes in the $600 range?

    Vogel charges $700 per pair, after a one time last fee of $350.

    http://www.vogelboots.com/index.asp
     


  3. Artisan Fan

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    The Vogel quality is said to not be very good however.
     


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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The Vogel quality is said to not be very good however.

    That's only by comparison to hand-made bespoke shoes, because they bill themselves as a bespoke maker. For a machine made product at that price point, the quality is fine.
     


  5. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    That's only by comparison to hand-made bespoke shoes, because they bill themselves as a bespoke maker. For a machine made product at that price point, the quality is fine.
    Yeah, the problem is not the make so much as the lasts. The Vogel shoes that I have seen look decidedly less elegant than comparably priced RTW shoes.
     


  6. Jolly Green

    Jolly Green Well-Known Member

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    Martegani have recieved good reviews around these parts. Most are in the $300-400 dollar range, though.

    Cheers,
    D
     


  7. demeis

    demeis Senior member

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    Martegani have recieved good reviews around these parts. Most are in the $300-400 dollar range, though.

    Cheers,
    D


    Martegani isn't MTM, at least i have never seen that program from them.
     


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    Otabo shoes are in that range, but the lasts are ugly.
     


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    hongkong shoemakers charge around $280++ last time i checked.
     


  10. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    hongkong shoemakers charge around $280++ last time i checked.

    also! in fact i know a place that will make for $100++ usd! the leather is sneaker leather quality!
     


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    also! in fact i know a place that will make for $100++ usd! the leather is sneaker leather quality!

    That's awful cheap!!! For $100 MTM shoes you get sneaker leather quality! Are the soles made of rubber or a lesser material? Such as Cardboard.[​IMG]
     


  12. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's awful cheap!!! For $100 MTM shoes you get sneaker leather quality! Are the soles made of rubber or a lesser material? Such as Cardboard.[​IMG]
    no pukka leather soles! they are ok actuly i have got a cuple of pairs! but is the neon tick that my conservative bosses are not too keen on[​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  13. Jolly Green

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    Martegani isn't MTM, at least i have never seen that program from them.

    I could be wrong but it was my understanding that a visit to Rider could give similar results. He indicated to me that he could work with my big feet.

    From his first post on this thread
    I doubt one would consider it a full bespoke shoe. Maybe not MTM by name, but certainly custom fit with some very happy customers around these parts.

    Cheers,
    D
     


  14. demeis

    demeis Senior member

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    I could be wrong but it was my understanding that a visit to Rider could give similar results. He indicated to me that he could work with my big feet.

    From his first post on this thread


    I doubt one would consider it a full bespoke shoe. Maybe not MTM by name, but certainly custom fit with some very happy customers around these parts.

    Cheers,
    D



    Thats more what i'm looking for. Something that can be tweaked to say a person who has one foot thats a C and another thats a D or an E. Or differers in length. So they get a good fit but at a resonable price. I've been wanting to get marteganis for sometime and this will help my case. Thanks
     


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    No problem. Glad I could help. Run a search on them as they have been widely discussed here and on AAAC. I'm not sure if anyone in NY can do has a similar agreement to make custom shoes from Martegani. If so, I've not seen it mentioned here. Rider is in Richmond, Va as I recall.

    Cheers,
    D
     


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