Yeah obviously when on, and wearing pants you will only see the shell, but the shrunken calf is so comfortable for the ankle. And it will become less of a color contrast I suspect rather quickly based on comparisons with other darker shells I’ve had over time.I would be in the camp that finds them a bit too contrasted. Saying that, I always love it when a plan comes together so the fact your vision was realized is... .
I would add that the most encouraging thing for yourself and others is the fit result. Amazing you were able to lock in a great fit. I'm in the camp of prioritizing fit over aesthetic. Of course, no one wants a ugly shoe, but if it doesn't fit you must re-equip.