Well I saw it coming a few months back and now it's here. These are 2 years and a few months old in Kangaroo leather. My heart sank when I saw it because they are by far my favorite casual boots. I took this photo just over a month ago and you can see on the right shoe just where the toe cap ends is a crease that looks like it may crack. I just finished up letting the leather conditioner sit this afternoon and I find this.. much worse than before I couldn't believe what I saw an actual crack in the leather. I tested the area from the inside with my finger and it seems the crack is not all the way through the shoe but I'm worried if I should still wear these given the sudden change from deep crease to what it is now in only a month. So - how am I taking care of these? Well I'll start with the bad. Admittedly I wear these probably more than I should (up to 4 to 5 times per week at times and normally 3 to 4). However, I always keep wooden shoe trees in them, use leather conditioner every month or two, polish 1 or 2 times per month, and brush them about every other wear. While not ideal I thought I was well within sufficient care to make these last more than 2 years. Oh yeah, and I don't wear them in snow. They've seen wet ground, but only been in actual rain twice and I made sure they air dried and applied conditioner just in case. Has anyone had a similar experience? Advise? I was going to call the RM Williams store in NYC to see what they said but they're closed for the evening.