@VLSI , got the chukka in. The leather is basically exactly how they look in your pictures. Really more of a brown-grey, if anything. The depth of color is really nice. I think @rydenfan (or was it someone else?) has mentioned that the 2030 last is in between the Alden barrie and trubalance, and that comparison is dead-on. It's slightly wider than the barrie and slightly more narrow than the trubalance. The lengths are pretty much the same.