those lightened up quite a bit with wear...they look great
that was a bit of a ballsy move to dunk that pair a couple pages back but the results look good
I got mine late last year. I was originally a little bummed that I didn't get them during the sale because I didn't even wear mine until this spring, but quickly got over that. Mine came about 5 weeks after I ordered and they updated me a few times during the process (with pictures). The quality/craftmanship really is top-notch. I guess they just couldn't handle the massive influx of orders, especially if they were laying people off, etc.
I live in a snowy climate so I only wear these 3 seasons. With a little care, I can easily see these lasting me 10+ years.