Picked up the Kenilworth blucher in dark brown this week. Took advantage of the "Rediscover America" sale which was 15% off factory 2nd price. I also bought a small AE branded travel shoe care kitand applied a couple coats of the AE wax while in the hotel this week. Those initial coats looked marginally better than right out of the box but not great. However, when I got home I took out all my 'tools' and put ~3 more coats of regular ole brown Kiwi. When I have my big horsehair brushes and good polishing/buffing cloths, they turn out pretty damn well. I like the burnishing on the toe. It seems to work well with this model. These are on the #5 last (same as park ave). I've never had much luck with the park ave as the #5 last is long and narrow and my feet are slightly wide. However, these fit like a champ in my normal size of 11D. I never would have guessed that the blucher lacing pattern would make that much difference but they fit great. As always, Edward Wickham, Mgr of the Freeport, ME AE outlet was very helpful. If you get up that way, he's a very knowledgeable shoe guy.