Haven't had the time to install toe taps but once I do, I'll going to get some wear out of them. I'm impressed with the finish. I was concerned with the burnish "cracking" on the counter and although these have some slight ones, they are negligible compared to others I've seen. Overall the finish is what you expect with EG. I actually like the style more in person. The only thing I wish they were able to do was avoid the front vertical seam. Personally I think it would have been better if it didn't have it but maybe structurally it's not possible
Aesthetically, I like how the side laces are mostly in the shaft area. It doesn't really jump out when worn and looks like a typically cap toe boot. I had a DOak Shannon and since I have many other bal boots, this pair really changes things up for me (never really got into button boots).
I'll post pics when I wear them.