Ditto! I'm hoping I can get mine to lighten up a bit like burzan's.
You should be very happy with those shoes. I have the same style and wore them today. I am surprised that no forum members have jumped on a New Old Stock Horween shell Florsheim in 10D currently listed on Ebay. Apparently one of the last ones Florsheim made some years back. You can see it by clicking here.
meermin shell is around $350 iirc