I had a pair of lightly antiqued Saint Crispins once that I ruined with a bit too much Saphir Reno, and then ruined it some more with Lexol cleaner. Lesson learned: use a minimal amount of both products, otherwise you'll be sending your shoes back to the manufacturer for repair.
7foldtieguy, appreciate the advice. I vacillated back and forth on the speedhooks and may switch back actually. I was just worried that the Shannon is a high boot and that eyelets might make it difficult to take on and off. But I agree with the sentiment generally.
I wanted something sleeker than the 202, which is why I went with the 82. Seems like a happy medium.
Nothing wrong with the 82. I have a few models on that last too. Let us know how they turn out ....