I want sand suede (or maybe cola) but I don't think they are worth paying a ton of $$ to get from the UK. The slimmer sole really makes them more appealing than the khans but also will probably wear out faster (hence not wanting to pay as much)
For whatever reason the stock photos of the beeswax shoes quite a bit lighter than they do in person. If you use some type of product on them they're going to get darker. You can clean them but any type of protectant (sno seal/obenauf's/etc.) will make them darker because it's absorbed by the leather. I used snoseal on mine and I like the way they turned out.