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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

    Artisan Fan Senior member

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

    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.
     
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    Manton Senior member 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,
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  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,
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    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.
     
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    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]
     
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    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

    Jolly Green Well-Known Member

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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,
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  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
     
  15. Jolly Green

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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,
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    Corthay is pretty cheap. $3500 for the first pair and then around $1100 after that. I could be a few hundred off.
     
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    Corthay is pretty cheap. $3500 for the first pair and then around $1100 after that. I could be a few hundred off.
    Now now, let's not be smug. Even Berluti suggested that they'd be cheaper after the first pair.

    A note. Some definition of terms is needed. MTM is a very confusing term when it comes to shoes. In general, shoes can be bespoke, with an individual last made to accomodate the foot's various personal features, or made to order (MTO) where the shoes are made to one's actual size and width (and sometime a couple of tweaks can be made). There really isn't a definable middle ground. It sounds like the OP was looking for good made to order. Martegani would fit the price range given.
     
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