We adore St. Crispin’s shoes, and feel that they represent an investment-caliber value, even at their steep price tag. But we know some readers may get light-headed over the thought of parting with $1700 for a pair of shoes. So, here we embody the “Skeptical Shopper,” and volley the hard questions to our Bespoke Advisors Michael Alzona and Bruce Zuckerman.
Michael Alzona: The fact that they offer a custom fit and they design every single one-of-a-kind pair makes them particularly special. Saint Crispin’s are only available at the world’s finest retailers. Wingtip is one of four in all of North America.
SS: I hear they’re from Romania? I thought all the best shoes were from Italy or England.
Bruce Zuckerman: Although English and Italian products are renowned, the old world craftsmanship and worker pride in Romania is respected throughout the leather goods marketplace, worldwide.
MA: Sure, Saint Crispin’s is a smaller shoe company, but pound-for-pound they are a top-notch contender for the mantle of “World’s Finest Shoe Brand.” They have earned a massive amount of respect among the world’s shoe and fashion aficionados for their high quality and designs.
SS: What will make this trunk show exciting?
MA: We are very excited to have the owner Phillip Car at Wingtip again this year to help clients with custom fittings and consultations.
SS: Bottom line–Why should I spend $1700 on a pair of shoes?
MA: Finest quality hand welted shoes custom fit that I can design? Hollowed shoe trees specific to the shoe? Monogrammed sole? Sign me up!
BZ: These are more than just shoes; they are an investment in your wardrobe, style, and comfort, for years into the future.