Yup. I'm waiting eagerly as well, seeing that, dumbass that I am, I didn't get myself a pair the first time around, and my personal pair is coming. UPS has it now, and we are using a customs broker that has worked well in the past, so hopefully, this will happen, and soon.
Right now, generally speaking, I would love to see, in the next round:
1) A more "city" boot, like a chelsea or sidezip, that is good tapered jeans, for example, but are not dainty.
2) A rugged boot - I like the idea of a 5 eyelet boot of some sort. Not sold on the 310, and I'm waiting on leadership on that one. Otherwise, it would be something on a last like the 2045 (iirc) or the 110 or something more conventionally workboot-like in shape.
3) A streetwear boot. The Echo boot would be awesome if we can do it. If not, I would love to see something a bit more aggressive, a bit more to wear with true streetwear. I think that a thicker wedge sole would be cool here.
In NO case are we going to just take something from a recent build and just change the specs up somewhat. I'd urge you to toss "inspiration" out the window, and really just go for it.
Good news, hopefully the Hoppers will be in your hands soon which will mean they'll be on our feet shortly!
I'm on board with option 2 if it isn't on the 310 myself. 110 or 2045 would be great I think.
Would be awesome in a tan Shinki horsehide, with a commando sole and 5 brass eyelets. I'm open to different soles too myself.
I could potentially be on board with the Chelsea too, but not so much on the side zip although I know that seems to be popular around here.