A year doesn’t seem so long, but a lot can happen in a such a short period. Proof positive is today’s Fade of the Day sent in by Michael Fritz of Germany. His Red Wing 875 Moc Toe Boots are a prime example of the discoloration and patina that you can get in just a year by wearing something every day.
The once reddish brown leather is now littered with dark spots, creating an ebb and flow of rich patina. No repairs have been needed and Michael continues to take care of his boots by cleaning and oiling them regularly. Despite liberal oiling, the color has maintained its original integrity.
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Red Wing Heritage 875 6″ Moc-Toe Boot
- Material: Oil-tanned Texas steerhide leather
- Material source: USA (S.B. Foot Tanning)
- Made in: USA (Red Wing, Minn.)
- Fit: 23 Last
- Additional Details:
- Goodyear leather welt
- Crepe sole
- Nickel eyelets
- Available at: Red Wing Heritage for $269.99