I haven't seen anyone offer the #8 boot with antique edging for awhile, seems like most are with the dark edge trim. Personally, I prefer having the brougeing around the heel, I figure if I'm getting a wing tip, might as well go all the way. Although, the absence would not be a showstopper for me if it was a rare color or makeup. The wt boot really has a unique feel to it, maybe since a lot of the leather is doubled up or something. It just feels really substantial.