The reverse chamois I am referring to are Indys. They took preorders several months ago- they were nice enough to change my order from reverse chamois to cigar just last week, so there is a spare 9E if you want it....
Damn, without the speed hooks aren't those a pain to get into?
I think the ease and usefulness of the speedhooks is over-rated on the indys. It's not much harder to get into them, and the few second trade-off is well worth it in terms of both looks and improved life of the laces. Also, I find the Alden speedhooks to feel kind of chintzy--they're not top-quality hardware. This becomes self-evident if you compare them to better speedhooks found on, say, a pair of vintage redwings.
Others, though, swear by the speedhooks. Fortunately, there are options for both camps.