So, I traded emails with Yenni yesterday and she is considering doing a Black Cordovan Indy on the Plaza last with either black or silver hooks/eyelets and commando soles. If interested, please let her know.
Just a quick PSA -- for those in the DVM area, AH One shoes/repair is hosting an Alden trunk shoe at their store in Springfield, VA this Saturday. Their address is 6426 Brandon Ave, Springfield, VA 22150. I am not affiliated with the store, but did drop off a couple pairs of Aldens for repair based on reviews on this forum. Will let you know of the results next week.
I wear my Alpine grain commando soled long-wings on rainy days (the ones in my pic). They keep my feet dry, but do discolor when wet (regardless of the protectant I put on them). That said, they dry out fine. Alternatively, I will wear suede long-wing boots or CXL long-wing boots, both on commando soles, and they do just fine in the rain.