The "after' looks great -- much richer!
Did you use the "hairdryer method"?
Did they remain dark after they dried?
Maybe you missed the part in the post you quoted; "AE doesn't have walnut shell any longer"
The CEO made the forum a special offer where they waive the MTO fee as well, search this thread and you'll find it along with Allison's contact info.
It's disappointing, I was leaning towards walnut shell for my MTO I'm planning.
Been a decent week. Yesterday, my Banff slippers arrived after 4 weeks and today my black Mctavish seconds from the $159 sale. This is the 1st pair of seconds that arrived with shoe bags. Clearly they had been laced before but there is absolutely not a mark on the soles. Do you think this indicates that they were returns of firsts instead of true seconds? The box is labeled as a second.
Someone would try to return them. With all of the return policy and discount tricks that people brag about here, you should know that they can't be trusted...lol. Unless there is an upfront "no return" agreement, I don't think that they'll do it.