Oiled leather boot care

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Re: Oiled leather boot care

Post by Stathamender » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:50 pm

Reedling wrote:
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:53 am
When I was on the post I would have to cycle through the countryside and out to all the little farms along muddy tracks come wind, rain, snow,ice etc. We were issued Doctor Marten shoes and they didn't arf take some stick, all I used to keep them in good shape was cherry blossom black boot polish. They always remained good till the soles wore out, I was always reluctant to give them up as they were like parting with a good friend.... saddles were like that as well, hated a new one when the old split etc.
About 15 years ago DM shoes went through a really bad patch: several weeks of agony breaking them in then the soles would split after six months. Gave up on them after that. My favourite boots for anything other than when only wellies will do are Magnum Stealth/Classic, easy to wear and will cope with just about anything. As used by Jackson Brodie.
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Re: Oiled leather boot care

Post by Watermole+ » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:58 pm

I have always used Properts Saddle Soap on my boots and thoroughly recommend it.
It keeps the leather beautifully soft and supple and you can use it on all your other leather items also..straps, belts, wallets..

It's not the cheapest, but by far and away the best there is!

I would tend to stay away from Neatsfoot oil..it's a bit whiffy and can Make boot leather sticky.

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Re: Oiled leather boot care

Post by BobTheFloat » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:08 pm

Stathamender wrote:
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:41 pm
BobTheFloat wrote:
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:03 pm
I was joking about the baby oil :whistle:
What about the 'leather equipment'?
Yeah and that :laugh1:
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Re: Oiled leather boot care

Post by Rutland Rod » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:36 am

I have a pair of Karrimor boots made in Italy, I've had them three years now walked miles in them and hunt in them three times a week in the winter where they regularly get wet and muddy, I use Nikwax which is readily available and gives a waxy finish, every now and then I use normal shoe polish to put some colour back in the leather.
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Re: Oiled leather boot care

Post by Reedling » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:08 am

Stathamender wrote:
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:50 pm
Reedling wrote:
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:53 am
When I was on the post I would have to cycle through the countryside and out to all the little farms along muddy tracks come wind, rain, snow,ice etc. We were issued Doctor Marten shoes and they didn't arf take some stick, all I used to keep them in good shape was cherry blossom black boot polish. They always remained good till the soles wore out, I was always reluctant to give them up as they were like parting with a good friend.... saddles were like that as well, hated a new one when the old split etc.
About 15 years ago DM shoes went through a really bad patch: several weeks of agony breaking them in then the soles would split after six months. Gave up on them after that. My favourite boots for anything other than when only wellies will do are Magnum Stealth/Classic, easy to wear and will cope with just about anything. As used by Jackson Brodie.
Still using DM's and have never had a problem with soles splitting Stathamnder, you will see me wearing them recently in my ventures down the rivers Darent and Stour (see my pictures in 'End of season river bash', general chat). They are just so comfortable to wear when I am plodding about, and providing you keep them well polished they clean up a treat. Obviously not suitable for all round use but when I need to walk a lot over rough ground or for cycling they are my first choice.

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Re: Oiled leather boot care

Post by Harry » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:19 pm

I have a pair of HI-GEAR walking boots... they are like slippers and were comfy from the off, I use Neatsfoot oil on mine as the wife still has a bottle from her Horsey days... keeps em supple and waterproof :Thumb:
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Re: Oiled leather boot care

Post by Lovatt » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:12 pm

My mother thinks baby oil would probably dry out and crack the leather just as well you were joking

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