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Fade of the Day – Red Wing Beckman 9011 (9 Years)

Leather that’s been broken in over long periods of time is a feast to the eyes, and today’s Fade of the Day is just that feast. Coming from Alex Patterson of Ann Arbor Michigan, these Red Wing Beckman 9011’s are here for your daily dose of visual pleasure.

After nine years of daily wear all throughout college and thereafter, these Red Wings have become buttery smooth, with natural discoloration and a sheen that could blind you. Defined creases have formed in areas of heavy movement, but no cracking has formed from it, and the auburn color has darkened, but also become richer, playing off of the deepness of the patina in stress areas.

In December of this past year Alex had new heels installed due to the degradation of the old ones, ensuring these boots can continue to handle whatever Alex throws at them (or kicks).