- Dec 25, 2009
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At first the shoes were uncomfortably tight. It took five or six wears to get them to loosen a bit before I wear them for a day without discomfort.Nice looking shoes. How is the fit?
Really not sure mate. Typically they don’t hit you for an extra charge to change the toe but you should reach out and ask them via email.Does anybody know, for example, if I want to use a chisel toe on my next pair instead the round toe my last was made with, do I need to pay the $250 new last fee again?
Is it too small because your foot changed or did he measure you poorly?
Took me awhile to answer because I was hoping these would work out. But, alas they did not.Looking good. How is the fit/comfort?
I personally don’t think so. For me I think it’s a question of your access to the maker. With any bespoke fitting it will take many fittings to get your fit right. I’m in the States and only get to Austria every 18 months or so. I’ve had a total of two fittings with him, so I’ve just not gotten the fit dialed in yet. We’re not far, but that means some shoes, like these Chelsea’s due to the shape aren’t wearable. My button boots, Goyserer and NST on the other hand he was able to make adjustments to them on my last visit. So, the fit is very good; but I had other commitments, so didn’t have time to get fitted for a new last. So, it’s not practical in my situation, to get more shoes until my last is corrected. If I lived only a few hours train ride away, or in Austria, Maftei would no question get my business.I feel like we are seeing a few people noting fit issues. Is this a theme? I have an oddly shaped foot and was hoping to be measured for bespoke while I was in Vienna/Salzburg/Munich in the fall. I thought I had settled on Maftei, but maybe need to look elsewhere?
I too am stateside, but as I am not a guy whose budget would normally call for bespoke, but a guy whose alternative would be surgery. I wonder if he could send shoes to the US and make adjustments after walking a couple of miles to create a wear pattern and giving him notes.
Since they are similar prices in the same town, what made you choose Maftei over Materna?YMMV; the distance proved too great a barrier for me to overcome. Contact them and explore the possibilities; things could work out for you. I’d say the fact that they are such an affordable bespoke makes it worth giving it a try.