OK, this is some next level shit lol. Nice.
The only problem I see, and I risk being insisting, is the resoling capability of the shoe, and I'll elaborate: the calfskin will outlast the sole but hey, its 170-250 bucks or so, OK. Cordovan, especially Horween, will outlast US and cost quite a bit more because of that. It is a shame having to get rid of such a nice upper (with an accordingly higher investment) because the sole does what all soles do and gets worn out.
If you could get Adriano to work out a way to resole the shoes, be it using a weaker glue on the sides and rely more on the stitching for that part or whatever, then you got a wonderful product from all aspects: shell (and the best one at that), design, probably comfort (we'll see but I'm positive), AND longevity, all at a great price. Disposing a shell cordovan shoe, however, is not a lot of fun...
But it looks very good. Just trying to feed my view back to you in case it helps and it case it can become a reality (it's kind of a wet dream, really).