I'm kinda in the same boat as you...not a big fan of black shoes other than you described or black tie. I can understand the other comments saying Walnut may be a little too light tho. I was hoping to grab a darker shade of brown on sale but it looks like Nordstrom is only offering Walnut right now. Guess I have to make up my mind. edit: thanks btw! the wedding is in early October so not quite summer but the weather should be pretty nice still.