Those are fucking awesome. Would you you wear them about once a month? Also, on my monitor it looks like the shoe has darkened considerably, to the point I thought it was dark brown shell at first glance. What kind of cream/polish have you been using and how often?
I probably wear two maybe three times a month, and less in the winter since I'm in New England
I've only used a light Meltonian neutral delicate shoe/boot cream once ... other than that it's been just a damp cotton tee-shirt polish every now and then.
I've had some issues with water spots but have long given up on trying to remove them. Also spilled a drop of grease on them (you can see it in the right shoe); I think it was when I was home grilling hotdogs at lunch ... also gave up on trying to fix that .. and have gotten used to it as a character trait in the shoes