I feel the most we, The Shoe People, can get from the normals is, Nice shoes! Other than this, they will not usually notice anything. So, why do we keep buying new, eccentric, customised shoes to become unnoticed? We do it for ourselves, for the health(?) of our feet and for the pleasure of our eyes.
Yup, plastic shine for Aldens, all of my other shell pairs have such a nice matte shine that can be left untreated for dullening or buffed for brighter shine. Moisture really destroys some hides with spots while others won't mind. Cordovan leathers are unpredictable and this is a peculiar perk.
While we're at it, I might as well mention that Rosznyai has a few new lasts coming up, a webstore is being planned, and some other surprises may pop up this year. We'll see how things go, but at least there's a new person in charge these days.