Interesting, I didnt know Horween supplied leather for RW's. Should be a high quality leather then.
imstr8trippin, do as I suggested....get some super fine sand paper (400) and sand just that area. Then find a leather dye that matches. You may need to mix dyes to find the correct shade.
Shoe polish doesn't contain enough dye to do the trick. If you do go the shoe polish route, you'll need to use a color darker than the color of the boot.
It appears from reading this thread that Horween used to supply the leather for a previous version of the GT. However Redwing currently tans their own leather the latest version for this boot as they do and have for many of their other boots.
See below straight from their website:
The 9011 is part of our Classic Dress Beckman collection. The collection is derived from the boot’s classic Red Wing styling and the use of our exclusive Black Cherry Featherstone dress leather custom tanned at our S.B. Foot Tannery, located in Featherstone Township, Goodhue County, MN. It is a light weight and durable leather, a combination that mirrors the name. These 6” boots are a round toe style and can be polished in keeping with their dress status.