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I guess I mean light conditioning? Not any LP, boot oil, or anything of the sort. This is brushing, very small amounts of AE condition/cleaner, a wipe off and a buff. 5 minutes of my time. Nothing in regards to replenishing oils or the sort. So I suppose I mean cleaning? Dirt, wet grass + water caking on your boots comes off with water and a rag. The extra couple of minutes with a quick rub down of an extremely light oil coating does wonders.   IME and YMMV, of course.
Hey everyone,    I just wanted to drop by to say that I am extremely pleasantly surprised by the quality of the "Mexcel" leather that Nick's uses for the boots I have. I have owned four pairs of Chromexcel shoes and boots as well as belts and bracelets and a wallet. The "Mexcel" has been standing up to everyday use just fantastically. I have been using these boots for everything from yardwork to replacing sprinkler heads, and they have seen quite a but of toe bending,...
I did see those, I had a peek at all of them. The leather on those Merriman Tan was my least favorite. It felt almost plasticky. That is not to speak of the actual leather quality, however. The Norman and William were my favorite, they just look amazing. They are very tall on the ankle though, just not my thing.  The leather on the Jasper is probably the most interesting, the bull hide is so extremely thick and stiff. It's a very odd color, like grey but more like dull...
I do like the Mexcel better than the chromexcel on my other footwear. I love the feel of the leather after some wear, and I really like how it doesn't take on scratches and such so obviously. 
I have not handled the Nicks's welted unfortunately. I also don't have a pair of White's or something similar to compare. All I have to compare to would be Redwing, 1k's and OSB. The boots are seriously more hearty than all three of those could ever dream to be.  The Mexcel is a bit odd new. It doesn't feel like Chromexcel does in the beginning. I would say Mexcel has more of a shine to it, almost too shiny out of the box. It doesn't have the waxyness. After it's broken...
It is Contender from the looks, double stitching on the Vamp and stitching through the insole. I'll have some tomorrow! I can snap some right before sunset hopefully.
I have a pair of the 6" Burgundy from Zuriick x Nick's. The Zuriick designers and the craftsman at Nick's did a fabulous job, the burgundy looks great.  The black 8" is their most popular (it has the cherry colored pull loop) according to the manager. It's a gorgeous boot. They also have a black 8" on a lug sole with the vibram sole screwed into the leather sole - yes, screwed, not nailed. The non-mexcel leathers were a tad lackluster on the display models, but the Moon...
The Chromexcel on the 1k boots is nothing like what is used by Rancourt, OSB, White's, Viberg... etc. The 1k CXL is thin and not as supple. This does, however, make the boots very easy to break in, and they mold very nicely to your lifestyle. The SB Foot pull-up leather is much more thick and supple as well, used on a couple of red wing styles (see Brooks Brothers).   I don't think 1k's should ever be purchased at full price to be honest, and as a savvy buyer you should...
Just mixed this last night:   - 3 oz Tito's - .25 oz Olive Juice - .25 oz Lime Juice (fresh, unsweetened) - Muddled Jalepenos (to taste specification)   Mix, Shake, Pour.   It's fantastic and simplistic, and nice and spicy with that lovely green flavor from the jalepeno. Not as salty as a an average dirty martini of course, and the tart/salty/spicy is perfect together, naturally.
Just got a pair of these http://www.danner.com/boots/stumptown/tramline.html .    The leather is absolutely unbelievable. It's a rich golden caramel color that is thick and packed full of oily goodness. The tongue design is great, supremely comfortable. I bought these to wear during the summer with shorts when I move to Austin. I had to decide between Horween Wallabees or these, and these were $100 off so I could not say no.    My Danner collection/obsession has begun...
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