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Can you try them on in a bricks and mortar store ?Do the sellers offer returns ?What size are you feet when measured in a brannock device ?What thickness of sick do you plan to wear ?Do you plan to use any insoles ?For boots I would always buy my true size and then adjust with insoles or sock thickness. YMMV.
The Ilkleys do indeed run large as they are on a wide last. I had to size down when I bought mine.Pretty much any thick sock will do, as will any insert. I wear socks from Costco, Marks and Spencers, REI and various other stores. Don't get hung up on the brand, just look for a decent sock of suitable thickness and colour for your needs.Some of my insoles are for work boots and have a soft plastic bottom, but this has never caused any real damage to the inside of the boots...
Sounds about right. That is the difference between the oil finish and the dry finish.
Proofing spray ?
I have variously used Obenaufs oil, Obenaufs HDLP and Lexol conditioner to treat the leather on my bags.
I actually wore mine yesterday in torrential rain and there were no problems with water ingress from the sole or elsewhere.
The scoring tip I picked up from the the military way back when, but I don't personally like to do it preferring the Topy's for their increased grip and lower cost of replacement compared to a new sole.I'd be happy to Topy any of my shoes and boots, but I don't really have anything fancy by way of leather on the soles.
Not a problem for me and I can't recall any such posts in this thread.
You could score the leather sole with a knife or key.Alternatively, look at getting some Topys (a thin rubber sole) applied. Cheap and easy to apply and replace once worn through.
I have used it many times. Apply it when you want your boots to be water resistant-proof. Be sure to wipe off any excess and then after a few days hit with polish if you want some shine, otherwise burnish with a brush
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