All this talk of AE Bourbons makes me wanna show off my Bourbon Amsterdams. These were the first run of Bourbon before they made the Bourbon McAllister (which is basically what this is) Have a v tread, which is great for wet sloppy days like today. I love these with grey flannel slacks and my black skull and bones socks. :) These really have an absolutely great shine on them. I use Lincoln brand neutral wax polish. One application over the entire shoe brushed off, then get a spit shine on the toe. I have a few applications on the toe to get the desired look. Looks great, and still has its original color. I get compliments on these almost every time I wear them.