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    It helps if you know how the leather was originally waterproofed i.e. silicone, etc., and stay with the original method. Otherwise, I agree with CC that Sno Seal, which is a dissolved wax treatment, is the best choice. I do not like any of the oil or grease treatments (neatsfoot, mink oil, etc.), as they cause the leather to stretch. That has been my experience in 50+ years of using leather boots. I also prefer leather laces, but those are becoming more rare every day. Taslan also works fine, if you can get good quality laces.
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    I've tried several different types of leather protector and the best and longest lasting ones I have used are Obenauf's and Montana Pitch blend. Both are excellent products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d.kerri View Post
    Here are my boots, in your opinions, am I better off just getting new boots? thanks for the replies, fellas!




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    Yes, soles look pretty worn.

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    i use the kenetrek wax. I was told that the kenny wax doesn't affect the rubber around the leather i guess some of the wax gets on the rubber and into the glue and causes the glue to come apart thats just what i read and was told maybe just a sales pitch.

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    I use their wax too. Never had any issues when I applied it as frequently as you are supposed to.

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    I use the Kennetrek wax too. Never had any issues when I applied it as frequently as you are supposed to.

 

 

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