True to their word the Burlington Arcade store sent the shoes on time and they arrived first thing Friday morning. Absolutely gorgeous. I wore the Swanseas on Friday night and I was surprised how comfortable they were. I was expecting them to be quite stiff considering that it was the first time I wore them. I did apply a layer of Saphir Renovateur and a layer of Neutral Pommadier Cream before wearing them. I do not intend to use the Neutral often but it was the only thing I had.