One thing I often nag about on this blog is that suede withstand more than most people often think. These shoes are an example of that. Old and very well used Red Wing boots that have been through a lot over the years.

The tough use has of course not gone unnoticed on the boots, that would’ve been strange, but they would be really nice again if you’d wash them up now (they are display shoes in shoe store Lester in Gothenburg, and has deliberately allowed the be dirty). There is really only one place on the toe of the right shoe where the suede is worn down a bit, and if they would’ve been made of regular leather whey would have had big scratches here for sure, otherwise it is in good condition. Worth comparing with the shoes of the previous picture special post, where it wasn’t a matter of having used the shoes tough but about mistreating them heavily, two different things.