Do you know how long/often they were born before they looked like the pictures?
I think I received them around the end of August. Not daily wear, but somewhat regular. Maybe a few solid weeks here and there.
The color is actually a bit lighter and more tan in sunlight. I suppose you could hasten the process by applying any number of oils/waxes/finishes, but I don't care enough to bother.
I probably won't be purchasing any more boots on the modified last as it doesn't fit my foot very well. Kinda tight in the ball and arch after a few hours.