It was the special order of our friend the.chikor To be honest, I was involved in these two gentlemens decision to give Maftei a try. Btw, I'm still waiting on smoothjazzone' report on his bespoke orders. He announced them in the LL. Materna, Balint and Maftei. But the true story is, that I told the.chikor and tudor, that they should get in touch with Maftei personally, what they did. And Maftei did the job, not me. I'll see, what I can do. Better be patient now , and receive a comfortable surprise. According to the never ending colour discussions. I have to say that my first pairs were also in black, and then I started to explore brown and red tones. the.chikor, do not take luk-cha' advise as an offense. He is a good guy, he was just thinking... Fritzl- thank you for clarifying the special order on the heel-as you know Maftei ordinarily makes the standard leather heel or whatever else their customer prefers. As you said, they are very ambitious, and talented, if I might add. I asked for the rubber heel on this pair and the next two. I think we had the discussion on the colors while at am Hof. I liked your approach of starting with black and building a base, then branching out into various colors. Of course I take no offense to luk-cha', as he is just giving his opinion.