Thanks very much, this is helpful.
One last question: Where are those laces from? Kinda like them on these boots...
Sure, here's a pic with the bottom. Just a standard Vibram half-sole, didn't want lugs or anything to add too much bulk. I missed my focus with the pic, unfortunately.
As for the scuffing, that's just normal leather scuff. I've actually since buffed it completely out with a light coat of Meltonian cleaner/conditioner. Didn't take much rubbing at all. I use it on all my CXL and shell, it works just as well as any of the expensive products, for a fraction of the price. As for treatment, they've had a coat of LP, since I tend to mistreat my boots. I plan on wearing the shit out of them, they'll be walking in puddles and probably get salt and sand all over them from the bay nearby.