Instead of paying attention to ridiculous superficial things like shoeboxes and sole polishing(!), here is a laundry list of iGent/DFWII questions that no one seems to be asking: - gemmed or not? - full leather sockliner? - leather tanning - chromium or vegetable? - upper leather source? - only full grain leather? - bark tanned soles? - synthetic or leather toe puff? - any fibreboard or reconstituted leather product in the shoe? - heels are 100% leather with the rubber insert? - lasted trees? - sizing comparison to 'established' so-called SF-approved lasts? e.g. JL 7000/8000, EG 82/202, Vass U/F/P2, C&J 337/348, Church 173, etc (next isn't really quite an iGent question) - finally, if this is a factory-made shoe in a 3rd world country (with 3rd world wages), what features actually recommend it over the smorgasbord of midrange factory-made UK shoes where I know people are paid a living wage? A fiddleback sole and nice sole treatment does not a 'top tier' shoe make. Things like handwelting, top notch materials, and care in make do.