I have this in Ravello shell and a natural sole, but without the toe seam stictching (just the hand "u" stitching on the lake). I have this pair - it is the only v-tip I own, or will own. [ I have this in no. 8 shell I have this in no. 8 shell As for the special order suede LWB, I would get it, but ONLY if it came with a crepe sole.