I have no idea how long my stirrup has been like this. Years, probably. I can’t remember the last time I messed with them.
You guys are all out there buying fancy colored composite stirrups and yeah. Even now that I noticed it I can’t be bothered to fix it. It works fine. Too many other things to be neurotic about!
(I swear, this is not an April Fool’s Day joke, I actually ride with my stirrup like that.)