That would be tempting if Bonafe was comfortable giving it a shot. Exdeath in the Vass thread had a shell oxford boot pull apart during the lasting process (although, I've seen calf split as well from others).
My poor U-cap took a beating this week. Two torrential downpours and I had to walk through inches of standing water after parking by a drain that backed up. Even with the goyser and double leather, I was surprised my feet remained dry. Before and after some care... Bick 4 conditioner, Saphir bordeaux cream and Burgol neutral and black wax (forgot edge trim). [[SPOILER]]