oooOooh love that color.... I was too antsy and already bought mine for seattle in Merlot, just splendid, LUFF DEM.
I don't have a fancy pair (just a Fred Meyer 25 buck pair), but let me tell you how much I love them...wear them a lot and love each time I get to. No shame at all in wearing my big boots in the Oregon rain :-)
These are awesome. They would produce a great strut!