I purchased the shoes for a business trip. Paid extra for expedited shipping and rec'd them on time. When I opened the box I was immediately hit with a very strong odor. I couldn't even keep the shoes in the same room with me and placed them in the garage. Time has not lessened the odor and I am surmising that the odor is from the finish on the shoe. I will try to strip the finish and re-poloish...maybe that will help. Quality of the upper was less than what I had imagined from the pitcure as well.. The upper is very thin and certainly doesn't feel like a quality shoe when worn. At this point I am really wishing I would have just paid a little more and gone to a local Mens Warehouse. Atleast then i would have recieved a quality shoe that I could wear immediately.