Here you go: First impressions: they look great out of the box with none of the finishing issues mentioned by Orgetorix. Fit feels pretty true to size as well, but maybe a little bigger/wider than a normal 12D U.S. One question, however, for others purchasing Meermin shell: was your shell pretty dry when it arrived? I wore these for a few minutes and then took a horsehair brush to one of the shoes and it made the shoe look cloudy and seemed to take finish/polish off. The picture above is after one application of Renovateur this morning, which definitely improved the appearance, but it seems like the shoe needs more. Have any of you found that you need to add multiple applications of Renovateur or another product on the Meermin shell immediately after purchase?