I realize this question was posted a while back, but commenting in case it helps anyone else considering the Conistons.
The pictures online are very different from the actual boots. First off, the color online appears to be a chocolate brown, whereas the actual color is somewhere between a mauve and burgundy. Also, the pebbled leather looks plasticky, and not appealing IMO.
Herring's return process was stellar, and I got an email that my refund had been processed only a couple of days after I returned them (from the UK).
I ended up buying the Cheaney Tweed C in Dark Leaf. The quality of leather seemed a lot higher.
Also bought the Cheaney Elliott in Almond Grain, but that's another story. :)