Got my Malone from the clearence sale earlier last week. I've had sizing issues with Dalton/Strand in the past but the Malone fits like glove. Zero break-in needed.
Seems like some factory sheen still on it so I'll wear it down before applying venetian cream. LOVE the fit and comfort. Feels like wearing sneakers!! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The Indy's....well...it's the Indy's ..throw everything at it and the boots take it all.
What color are your Malones? (Same Q for @smfdoc and whoever else has these) The website pictures are awful, but yours and smfdoc's IRL pics make a impressive difference. Getting a good view of the stitching, reverse welt and soles in your third pic really shows off the casual vibe of this shoe.
It's hard to say exactly what color my Malones are as they were burnished at the factory and get gradually darker towards the toe. Overall, they are "tan" and they do go well with the walnut belt. Here are some pictures of the shoe and toe taken outside in natural light, with no adjustments of the image after the picture. It think the pictures are accurate for what I see in real life. Your monitor may vary. The bottom line for me is that they look good, fit well and are comfortable for a nice casual shoe. I like them more than my less casual Ashtons.