I went to Banana Republic today and tried on the waxed leather Saharas, in order to compare it to Clarks (though someone said they were made by Clarks?). Doing so, I realized I had never actually tried on the original. The BRs were fine, the leather creased visibly lighter immediately, I don't know if that's always the case with beeswaxed leather. I'd give these a try if the Clarks weren't available. They also had bright red suede, for those who like bright red suede...shoes.
Since it was across the street, I also went into J.Crew and tried their leather version. Though the leather looked less treated, it was also much thinner and flimsier, in fact the whole shoe felt rather delicate and not very durable. The leather was very soft, though, and it was like my foot had been wrapped up in a very comfortable crepe-bottomed sock. I don't think I'd buy these, they don't seem like they'd live very long.