I've bought 2 pairs of Florsheim Shell Longwings and there were both awesome. At least comparable to current Alden and a whole lot cheaper than Aldens would be in the same condition. Care to share who the seller was? A reliable seller of vintage shell longwings in excellent condition would sort of be a diamond in the rough -- at least if my experience is any guide. BTW, I'm not claiming you haven't found such a person at all. Rather, I'm asking for a rec if you remember the name. It would actually be very helpful.