Yessir Barrie, don't like TruB. To be honest they feel the same as my Barrie shoes.You could just change the welt and edge trim to black yourself right? Shouldn't be too difficult assuming you don have the shakes? I like the antique version but much prefer this black trim model. Really wish I had taken the plunge and gotten the black cordovan version at the same time as this one. For some reason Context don't seem to be reissuing these, at least at the moment.