Michael Darren Shoes are made to order. Because we don't keep a large stock of shoes sitting in a warehouse we are able to pass those savings on to you. This means we are able to offer the highest quality shoes at the best possible price. This also means that when we don't have your size or color in stock it must be purchased as a pre-order. It takes between 45 and 60 days for your shoes to be hand crafted by artisans at the factory in Italy. The shoes are then sent to Michael Darren Shoes in North Carolina where they will be hand polished and inspected before sending them on to you.