Thanks, this is one of the most interesting pics of wear on the Muleskinners I have ever seen. Did you treat them with anything, or is this just the normal patina? The look similar to my M43 Roughouts after treating them with Snoseal.
Update after just over three weeks of wear and one coat of RW boot oil:
The right boot was super comfortable after about a week, the left one still hurts and causes bruises in the area where the stitching comes together next to the lowest hole of the laces.
Okay, so "patina" is one thing to aim for in boots. But is it possible to keep Redwing's Hawethorne Muleskinner leather looking "clean", even after a lot of use? I really like the look they have fresh out of the box, that's why I'm asking...
That wasn't meant to be rude, but a clarification.Thank you, this is the kind of answer I had been looking for. It's finally something to work with, as most other answers you can find on the web only deal with traction in snow and ice.
I didn't ask about color options.I've got some resoled harness boots with a leather section in the middle and they have been fine for the past 10 years, even in the wettest and muddiest of weather conditions. No rot or anything, if taken care of properly. Any input on traction of the Blacksmith on gravel or wet rocks?