I did not request that. There is a slight difference, and it looks awesome. Though the camera rally intensifies the color difference. Nonetheless, I am very happy with these. I have almost forgotten that they took 15 weeks to come. Well worth the wait though. They did only send me one pair of laces, and they were a natural brown, matching the welt. I had to dig around to find the darker par which I have in them. I think the lighter lace made the show look way to casual.