I must have gotten a lucky Lemon!
Can you send a pic of your Thula Thula's? I looked at having Russell build me a taller minimalist boot with their Munson last (if i remember the name right) and eventually decided the $550 price tag was too much.
Depending on your options they will cost more than mine. I'm considering getting another pair, taller with the thinsulate insulation and toe cap and sierra sole for the snow since the ones i have are just triple vamp raw waterproof leather. At least they keep all the measurements and tracing of your foot they make you send em for like 10 years so now i can just order a pair and skip that part. I know they're spendy and they're not for everyone, but im super rough on all my stuff and have been very impressed with them so i wanted to throw it out there as an alternative. Theres not a ton of reviews of them on here and i was also hesitant to order them for several months but im glad i did. Here is what they look like after 8 months of daily wear. First pic they're covered in concrete dust from yesterday, 2nd pic is after wiping them with a rag, third is with some obenaufs applied. I really need to use some saddle soap on them but all ive done is occasionally wipe them off and apply obenaufs so far lol