Indeed these shoes are darker (also shinier) than they appear in the photo but it's not a bad thing! I like the fact that they are 'richer' looking. Very sharp shoes and they are (I have only tried them on to check the fit) quite comfortable so no problem with the size. If you've been holding off because the other review was negative, these bad boys are far from 'cheap', the quality is there and so is the price to value!
Order a second pair hoping that they would be different more like the picture displayed on the website,but when the merchandise arrived it was the same,nothing like what was posted on the website,don't think I'll be ordering merchandise any more photos on websites are to misleading.