Red Wing has a reputation for making durable, iconic leather boots. These Rover boots are no exception, made with the Copper Rough and Tough leather. They're a fairly new addition to the Red Wing line, and they're made right here in the US of A.
The boots are akin to a baseball glove: they'll need breaking in. But as one reviewer on Amazon put it, "If you can't handle the break-in period, then you don't deserve the boots!".