Check out the new MacNeil 5's on the AE website. Interesting and tempting.
I don't know your definition of cheap. But how about this one? Free shipping.http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF599_1_40000000001_-1_The bay has some - 3 for $11 in stainless and it looks like you can get free shipping. Just go to the bay and search for shoe horn.Chris
With the distressed leather, you are going to develop creases and different shading is a lot of areas of the shoe. I have noticed this withy my tan natural McTavish, but I have noticed it more on my cognac McTavish.I would say put some AE Leather Lotion on them and wear them. That is the look I want with a distressed leather, so I would keep them. But they are your shoes, so you have to be sure you are OK with them.Chris