Today’s fade isn’t denim, obviously, but there’s still a little bit of indigo goodness to be found on these broken-in boots. This pair of Red Wing 8173s in Hawthorne Abilene Roughout Leather were worn for six months, four to five days a week by Erik Pudas. He works in a cider house and ferments apples into booze, so these boots have been spilled on with cider, maple syrup, and cleaning solutions. To keep them dry, Pudas puts these boots in shoe trees at home; no doubt that will keep these 8173s kicking for a long time to come.
- Name: Red Wing Classic Moc 8173
- Material: Hawthorne Abilene Roughout Leather
- Unique features:
- Triple stitching
- Steel shank
- Goodyear welt, white traction tread sole
- Available for $323 at Rakuten