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I grew up in and around London, where there were many good pairs of shoes that were well taken care of and resoled any number of times. There were certain rituals/rules that seemed somewhat commonplace - see below for a few relating to soles. Were they really effective in any way is at best conjecture and will be highly subjective, but people would follow them and their footwear would not self-destruct. In these days of cheap, throwaway fashion one wonders if such rituals...
Reddit seems to be the spiritual home for the use of coconut oil for shoe/boot care and, err, other things.
Reddit and not one mention of coconut oil .....
Glad you like the final reults
Not normal. I would not have expected to see this after carrying an empty 257 for a short length of time. Contact Filson support and see if they will ship you a new pad.
Not looking too bad at all.
Post images. It would be intetesting to see the results. I wonder if using a hair dryer would help dry the oil and help lighten the colour ?
It didn't look aged after 4 years of use ?Filson oil is a liquid, the LP is more of a paste. Of the two I suspect that the LP will be better for use on canvas as the oil, IMHO, will simply saturate the fabric. If you intend to use Filson wax, why use the obenaufs on the fabtic ?FWIW - I use Obenaufs on the leather of my bags and I make my own DIY Greenland wax - using beewax and paraffin wax - for the fabric.The Greenland wax cools to a solid wax and I then apply it in...
Absolutely. I use obenaufs on mine.
All boots will change colour over time, mostly getting darker as they age, gather dirt and dust and are affected by the dyes and other things in polishes and conditioners. You could try using such things a venetian shoe cream and neutral polishes to retain a lighter colour, but ultimately they will darken over time.CXL gets a bit lighter when pulled or pressed, so a lighter colour on the toe caps could be expected as the leather is stretched and pulled a little to form the...
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