Will do! Thank you very much! These were purchased from the maker himself. He lives just outside of Tokyo and makes the boots out of his workshop. An in-person meeting is required in order to purchase. I will definitely be wearing these quite often I am showing them to some friends and then I will finally be wearing them hard. I think they will pair well with both of my Himel jackets and after they age, they should work with the new Freewheelers jacket too. I know that it is part of the boot making process. I think Brian from Role Club even has a video on the subject. I love that episode. Actually, scratch that. Most all Simpsons episodes before season 11 or so were amazing.