I don't find it trendy or just for young people. Leather boots can just naturally wear that way.
ditto laura lee. If darks spots bother you just use mink oil to darken up the whole boot.
And I love those boots.
Yeah, it looked like normal wear to me. I wear my boots in wet, around horses, doing work.... they get dark toes if they're a lighter color, and toes get worn out if they're a darker color.
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