The first thing that should happen to any new pair of shoes is a good polishing and that is what happened to a new pair of airplane shoes the other day. Bespoke brogued slipons from W. S. Foster & Son in chocolate Freudenberg leather, these had been in the works for almost exactly one year along with a set of replacement leather dice cups for a backgammon board. And they will literally be used on airplane trips, the shoes and not the dice cups that is, though only on those flights that arrive before 6PM local time.
Sadly, before they go on many trips they will go back to the maker as they are my first slipons from that maker and about a quarter inch too long. That would be less important if they were elastic sided and had higher sides like a laced shoe but they are low cuts and fit is critical if they are to wear comfortably.
Those are the hands of Jess from A Shine and Co. in the photo, by the way. Say hello for me.