I like those too - but I'm a wingtip nut. I'd seriously consider getting them, but am also a cordovan nut, and those aren't shell... I suppose I am lucky to have these "problems." Happy my small contribution helped, Cold Iron. I am very happy to hear that they took good care of you. As was noted, you will have a VERY nice collection once they already show up (what am I saying, based on your posts and pictures in this thread alone you already do!) When you have a moment, could you (for the sake of those of us still considering jumping on these webgems) compare the fit of the Dundees to other 1-last shoes and boots you have? Did you get the same size as you did in your shell Daltons and Leeds? How do the Dundees fit in comparison? Finally, what observations do you have regarding the supposed new shell finish? +1... As someone who has owned both calf and shell Daltons, I recommend you get the same size. The shell is a little more pliable, being unlined, but it will fit the same. I love those Cordovan McCallisters... nice shot!