Our Woodstock Chelsea boots are made from strong, full-grain, oily waxy, leather, which softens and darkens, as it ages. This leather’s waxy finish initially causes it to scuff easily. If the marks bother you, they polish out easily enough with a clean cloth. However, let them settle, you will see that what starts out as marks, become traits of a deep and lasting character. This specific leather is proof that some things just get better and better with age!