They're cordovan, they just haven't been worn in enough to get a nice shine. I like the NST also, but given the choice, I would prefer the straight up moc toe of the original indy. Maybe best to get both
Thoughts, anybody, on that Trubalance / Barrie rumor that I posted a few messages back? It's relevant to me; after much trial and error I know my size in Barrie to a T, but have never tried a Trubalance shoe.