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Maftei Shoes - Vienna - Bespoke, MTO , RTW

bobbers

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Nice looking shoes. How is the fit?
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.

One issue I have is wider forefoot/narrow heel. I mentioned this issue to the shop assistant when picking out the design details of the shoes as well as when trying on the sample shoe. Maybe I shouldn't have stressed it too much as the finished product was almost too tight, almost digging into the back of my ankle. But as noted above the issue subsided after a few wears.
 

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Maftei has a new price list for 2019:
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Also, a few pictures of two seamless wholecuts, one in suede, one in calf. I'm selling the calf one, a little too small in the toebox (see the link in my signature).

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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?
 
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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?
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.
 

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What is the pricing for women's ankle boots? What does it mean that it's 20% priced lower?
 

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Maftei has a new price list for 2019:
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Also, a few pictures of two seamless wholecuts, one in suede, one in calf. I'm selling the calf one, a little too small in the toebox (see the link in my signature).
Is it too small because your foot changed or did he measure you poorly?
 

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Looking good. How is the fit/comfort?
Took me awhile to answer because I was hoping these would work out. But, alas they did not.

The fit is not good, and as a result they are a total loss. Really disappointed because they are beautiful boots. Maftei will fix them if I bring them back. I’m just not sure when I’ll be in Vienna again to have them fixed. So honestly I shouldn’t say it’s a total loss. It’ll just be a very long while before they can get them fixed, and on my feet again.
 

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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?
 

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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 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.
 

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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.
 

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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.

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.
 

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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.
Since they are similar prices in the same town, what made you choose Maftei over Materna?
 

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Since they are similar prices in the same town, what made you choose Maftei over Materna?
That’s kinda like asking me why I prefer Porsche over Mercedes, or a Nissan GTR. Their aesthetic appealed to me, it’s just a matter of preference for me.
 

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On 25 June, 2019, I visited Maftei, and gained a pair of square toe-Norwegian... I did not have enough time to place an order, so, I purchased a bespoke sample at 700 Euro. Note that this shop does not accept cc, you have to pay by cash. Although Mr. Maftei did not speak English, we communicated by writing. In the next time, I will place an order at shop or trunk show somewhere (in Korea or Japan).
 

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