There is a also a very slight darkening of the light gray leather lining, in certain areas, not from wear, but from when I carefully treated these to a natural beeswax sealant/treatment.
These boots are absolutely unworn; I only tried them on once, in my carpeted bedroom.
They are right about the Barrie Last wearing large. Just like with the Trubalance Last, I really needed a Size 8.5 D. These black boots are a Barrie Last Size 9 D.
As a note to buyers: I am almost always a "perfect size 9 D" in 98% of brands and shoes. The Barrie and Trubalance Lasts really do wear half a size large.
I'm just looking to get back what I paid. $375 + $20 for 2 Day shipping via FedEx or UPS.