Scarosso — Oxfords Giove — Review

I finally decided to try a pair of Scarosso shoes.

I had been reading about Scarosso for quite some time; here’s an article featured in Forbes Magazine about them:

While I eventually would like to visit their retail outlets in Germany, and after receiving an email from them offering $50 off my first order, I decided to order a basic cap-toe oxford — the Giove Oxford; black calf leather cap toe.

Initially, since I’m ordering online, I inquired about the 41–1/2, my TTS, vs. the 41, but decided to go with the larger size to be safe since I wear prescription orthotics, and adjustments can be made for shoes that are on the slightly larger size. However, if a shoe is too small, they must be returned. This is oftentimes a challenge when buying shoes online. I’ll come back to the TTS later.

I’m very happy with the shoes as follows:

Scarosso — Black Cap Toe Oxfords — Giove

As I have a healthy outer pronation, I took these shoes into Frank’s Shoe Repair in San Francisco for water-proofing and a couple of heel plates as follows:

Water Proofing and Heal Plates @ Franks Shoe Repair

On a side note, Frank’s Shoe Repair, who’s been in business since 1934, was very impressed with the shoes and was surprised at the price I paid for this pair of hand-made Italian shoes.

The shoes fit okay with my prescription orthotic insert and a thicker sock , but after consulting with Enrico at Bulo Shoes on Hayes Street, there’s a little bit of room on the width, so I’m probably going to size-down to 41 in the future with Scarosso shoes.

I was very happy with Scarosso’s customer service and the fast and free shipping:

Scarosso shipping

Here’s another image of the shoes on the first day of wear at the office:

Scarosso Oxford cap toe

And a more recent image after several wears:

Scarosso Oxford cap toe

Some Scarosso Oxfords and Chelsea Boots on my wishlist: