When we first checked in with the blog Fleshfoot, the proprietor had purchased a brand-new pair of natural tan boots, with the intention of wearing them every day for a year and reporting back as they wore in. Above: the original shot of the brand new boots, and a second one from eleven months later. The transformation is remarkable.
The proprietor of the (somewhat creepily-named) blog Fleshfoot is a man named Dave. Dave purchased a pair of natural-leather hobo boots made by Esquivel, and he intends to wear them every day for the next year and document their aging process. Like raw denim, untanned leather gains patina with wear, and we can expect the band-aid color above to gradually transform into a dark brown by the end of the year. I’m excited to follow the process.