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    Water proofing formerly waterproof boots

    Does anyone have tricks or ideas on how to waterproof old boots? My boots still fit well and have plenty of tread on them, but they absorb water like a dry sponge dropped in the lake. They were waterproof when I bought them 3 years ago, but this past fall it had obviously worn off. They are Merrel boots.

    Appreciate any advice you may have!

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    How much leather on the boots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottR View Post
    How much leather on the boots?
    quite a bit. they look like these- although these in the link must be a newer model.

    http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/pr...uctId=13122919

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    Here are my boots, in your opinions, am I better off just getting new boots? thanks for the replies, fellas!




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    I have this issue too.

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    I like SnoSeal and use it every year. I apply it liberally and use a heat gun to make sure it gets into every seam, including the sole welting. Hair dryer will also work. I also spray any of the non leather fabric with silicone waterproofing. If the leather is really dry and soaks it up, reapply again.
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    Huberd's shoe oil www.huberds.com Bar none the best waterproofing I have found. I use to wear rubber boots when we would work out in the rain. But since I found this stuff I wear my leather boots even in down pours.

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    I use Huberds shoe grease too and it has worked well!

 

 

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