One More Pair
This new pair appears no different in quality from any pair bought in the last forty years. Eventually the old pairs get a bit ratty looking and my wife makes me buy a new pair if I am going out with her in public.
I wear a size 10 6E and the size 43 works for me in oiled leather. As long as these last might as well buy the best.
For a review of how they hold up ask again in about ten years. But I have no doubt based on past performance.