I know you didn't ask me, but I have a pair of SJs with the roughout toe and heel counter. They are my winter work boots, and I can say the "roughness" does not really wear off. I put Obenauf's on them, and it did tone it down a little, but there is no mistaking it for roughout. There is a pic of them probably about 100 pages back. I'll have to get a current shot and post it up.Andy B.
7/25/15 at 7:23am