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Patience to Patina


by Brittany Anania May 26, 2017

Pa-tin-a: /puh-tee-nuh/

The appearance of something grown beautiful, especially with habit or use.

You've just pulled your pair of Duckfeet out of the box. Some ways you might describe them?
✔️Sturdy ✔️Shiny ✔️Oh-so-smooth. 

When putting your new quackers on, you may be a bit suspicious of the heavy leather. It can feel resistant - strong yet stubborn. But don't let them fool you! When given the time to break in, they're with you for a lifetime.

(5 tips for breaking in Duckfeet without wear)

Take a look at my journey breaking in the only boots I need...

Day 1

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Look at how shiny they are! I'm a sucker for Granate, and knew these Fåborg would be the pop my wardrobe clearly lacked (besides the socks). But I had to double check if they were the correct size. I'm a US 6.5-7, EU 37, and these were initially tight on the tops and sides.

Faborg

If you're not familiar with leather, especially heavy leather like this, your instinct may be to switch to a larger size.
However, in the not-so-long run, that would be a mistake.
My advicetrust the leather and give it the exercise it needs to fit you just right.

Few Months Wear

The great thing about hard leather is that the break-in process is as simple as putting them on. Through daily wear, the leather softens to your movements, creating character markings & soft spots completely unique to you and your lifestyle.
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Today


Almost a year later and these are still the go-to shoes for all my adventure days. They've softened perfectly where my ankle needs to bend - they provide support where my heels rest & they flex like a dream.

Every step has made these into a pair that truly suits me. Shoes with character that reflect all the adventures I've been on. A pair of shoes that has truly gotten better with age.
  
 
Never trust a knight with shiny armor...
 
 TIP: If you want to give your pair a burst of life, or protect it from weathering to quickly, we recommend a leather cream to refreshen and seal your shoes. We will be carrying Duckfeet's leather care treatment soon!
 

BONUS:

When the bottoms of my feet can't quite keep up with the tops, these puppies are re-soleable.
Just another reason they'll be with me for the long-haul.



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