@jet-stream well, I pulled the trigger on the bourbons. $197 was just too good to pass up. For now, I'll sit tight on the bourbon color, but if it doesn't sit well with me or if I get the itch to go with the walnut, I'll take your advice and visit the cobbler. On a side note, the guy at shoebank was kind enough to toss in a tube of walnut polish (along with the bourbon I ordered) just for shits and giggles. Thanks for the advice!