There is a certain feeling when breaking in new quality shoes. The firm leather, the support it offers and yet the perfect fit. I am a sucker for hand sewn British mens shoes. I scream when I see the price tag but once my feet slips into them a feeling of relief and satisfaction overwhelms me. They are worth every penny! The best is, they only get better and better. With a minimum of care they will gladly last 10-15 years and still look great and feel lika a perfect hug with someone you love.