* Finally got to my local store today to try on some of the new models. First up was the Amok chukka's. Unfortunately these only come in D width and I couldn't find a combo that worked for me. I'm normally a perfect 10E in most AE shoes but the 10.5D was still too narrow in the ball and the 11 was just way too long. Oh well. * Next up was the North Platte. While this is also D only it's on a different last and the 10.5D fit quite well - so I picked up a pair. It's like a marriage of the Dalton and the Bayfield (both of which I have and love). * Finally - while I was talking to my SA's they told me they just got word that both the Strand and the Dalton would be getting Walnut Shell Cordovan as an option soon (like December). They pulled up the email with pic's of each for me - very nice. The senior SA says they sometimes used to refer to that particular combo as "whiskey" color, which I can see. Unfortunately I already have both those shoes IN Walnut and can't see picking up a near identical pair, despite how much I love Shell. For any of you other Shell lovers that were considering Walnut Strands or Daltons you might want to ask your SA. He mentioned that there might be a pre-order discount.