Would it be possible to have the Nigel Cabourn boot where we choose our size and yes/no to the distressing. I have no idea how the distressing is done but I am assuming it's not too much extra work for Viberg to do. It seems like it's about half and half with respect to the distressing so maybe this is a way everybody could get what they want.
We can't get the distressing, unfortunately. The recharge would also have been substantial. Really though, wear the boots into the field for a day, and they will be plenty distressed.