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 Well, thanks! They've had a little less than 200 days of wear. They're about to need new heels. As far as darkening the welt, it just happened. I mean, when I got them, I put Obenauf's LP on them in the winter, but I didn't like the tackiness. Since then, they've received an occasional cleaning with Renovateur and a light brushing. As far as the 405s... they're definitely stiffer and more snug at this point. They don't need to be laced nearly as tightly, and there...
After putting my 403s to work for more than 6 months, it's time to pop on the fresh 405s. In the meantime, I have a couple progress pics to share...   Worn 403 next to a new one...     New 405s...
 If those are your two choices, which I believe implies that you're on an Ikea budget, the Hemnes is the winner, hands-down. At least, it has SOME aesthetic significance, whereas the Malm is a particle-board tragedy with zero form.
The only real fading is around the pockets.Here's a slightly closer look.If it weren't for permanent markers, I'd have no idea how long I wore them.
LHT Skinny Guy, Day 62: I spilled stew on my leg. So, the first soak was inevitable.
 I've tried them, and I have to say that they add a serious amount of structure to the inside of the boot. That can be good, if you find the model that fits your foot and boot, but I found it uncomfortable. When I needed something to fill a little bit of volume in my Indy boots, I just grabbed a pair of Pedag 102 leather insoles. They're about $10 on Amazon, but you need to remember to order a couple sizes up. They run small. For a size 6 boot, and a size 7 foot, I found...
 From the looks of things, they been commuting there daily for a long time.
 I think this line sums up the creasing on both boots. Chromexcel can have tendencies of wrinkling in a similar manner, and yours are definitely not as creased as the ones you mentioned. If you don't like them, send them back, because Crane's has extended a generous return offer. If you buy chromexcel boots, especially plain-toes, and spend no more than the price of 1000-mile boots, this issue may crop up again. It's not unusual, and it's not as grand of a tragedy as...
 If you intend to assert that your creasing is more pronounced than the example above, please post new pictures. If the wrinkling is spreading to other areas, it could be a sizing issue.
 I also found it here for $521, from some company that seems to be based in California. I hope that means you have to save up less. http://www.itmustbetime.com/hamilton-men-s-h70585733-khaki-field-black-day-date-dial-watch.html
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