Nice. I was looking at the Red pair but passed. The blue is much nicer.
I did end up grabbing a pair of the Maliseets from that Mr. Porter sale. $134 was a lot nicer than $270.
You know, I saw them on the site and thought they looked too royal bluish. My plan was to dye them brown. However, was pleasantly surprised at how dark they were. No dye for these
Yep...that's chromepak, and although it's thick, it's also quite stretchy. I've got a pair of ring boots in the same leather and they're slowly stretching to comform to my feet.
If you want to hasten the process, wear thicker socks for a day (or even just a few hours around the house). It may be a touch uncomfortable, but it should speed up the stretching a bit by forcing it a little.