I just got back from a trip to Madrid and had the chance to visit the Meermin store and inspect the shoes. I thought that the shoes appeared to be of solid quality and were a very good value. The Norvegese welted shoes did not appeal to me. The construction seemed incongruent with the more formal style of shoes. I'm not a fan of that construction in general, but I'd prefer it on more countryish shoes. The Linea Maestro shoes were all nice looking, but the lasts were a little too chiseled for my tastes. They weren't overly aggressive, but they were kinda pointy and a little too square. This is more of a personal preference thing, though. The pricing was very good for the quality of the leather and the construction. The cordovan looked pretty good to me. The construction was a little less precise, but that's not unexpected for cordovan. The lasts were much more rounded and appropriate for the type of leather. I purchased a pair of plain toe bluchers in a color that was similar to ravello. It may be a bit darker. I'm curious to see how these compare over time with the cordovan shoes I've bought from Alden and Carmina. The classic line was really inexpensive, and I thought the quality looked just fine. I'm really surprised that they are able to make shoes like this for that price. I bought a pair of loafers. I only tried on the pairs that I purchased. I have very flat feet that makes fitting into shoes rather difficult. I almost never fit into loafers. Both pairs were solid fits for my feet, and I did not experience gaps around the ankles that usually plague me. They have a pretty decent selection for women as well. The style won't appeal to every woman, but my wife was able to find a pair that she liked.