Originally Posted by leetpuma
So i found my self a new pair of natural colored 1k whitepine boots for 170 new... I wanted to take the deal but i really do not like the color. I like burgandy/brown much more so i was curious if coloring was worth it or just pay 50$ more (on a sale) and get one pre-colored brown/burgandy. Plus I was not a big fan of the canvas upper.
Well, Natural CXL is one of the most beautiful leathers you'll ever see. You can't take it's current color as an indication of it's future, it goes from (at the very start) a pale-greenish-tan (if it's had very little sun exposure) and a year later it's a deep, rich golden brown. Dyeing leather, if you're not a professional, is almost never worth it, because you won't be able to penetrate the entire leather. Even for professionals, they really only do a great job when they can start with just the leather, not a finished product. If you want one of the other colors, buy it that color.
If you're okay with the canvas uppers, I'd say take the natty cxl and watch their transformation. The patina, and way it wears into your foot is just amazing. If you want them a little darker, oil them and then beeswax them. It'll protect them, and can make them get quite a bit darker. But don't try to dye them, seriously.