I never even wore these to the barn; just to town/work, etc. I'm pretty sure they've never even seen dirt (gravel maybe). The leather is soft and they are broken in, but not "worn" at all, anywhere. I get compliments on these ALL the time, even if I have them tucked into jeans so all you can see is the foot/toe. The stitching is absolutely BEAUTIFUL though. I went to three stores just to find these in my size.
I bought them for $168.99, letting them go for $100 + shipping ($11 flat rate)