the rat chewed a hole in the toe so it's time to retire them (to the closet, not the curb). These replacements are leather (faux? I can't tell) so I hope they'll hold up for a few years longer than their suede predecessors. Even if they don't, they were free to me so if I get a year out of them I'll be happy. Thanks for the boots, Bec!
Here's to another weekend of coffee and crafting!