I got these from a fellow SFer on eBay, and I'm pretty sure they're seconds. What made them so was fairly streaky burnishing on the left boot's toe, desulting in clearly defined light streaks among the darker burnishing. Correcting this was my main concern.
I hit them with Reno and some heavy brushing. I did some AE Dark Brown Premium Polish on the whole boot, brushed, dark brown Kiwi wax on the whole boot, brushed, and finished with some Black Parade Gloss Kiwi wax polish on the toes and heels.
The error in burnishing is most invisible, and I think they look f-ing cool.
Wow, I really need to get more well-versed in all of these products; thanks for the info. I think your boots look awesome! Did any of these products make the bourbon color darker? I can live with that. What I'm trying to avoid is the boot getting lighter as I've read in some other AE Q&A.