Originally Posted by Zal
Just put in an order for the Epaulet x Thorogood 685 boots.
I'm thinking about getting some Obenauf's LP since rain is pretty frequent over here. Should I apply some immediately upon receiving it, prior to wearing them whatsoever? I havn't been able to find a definite answer to that.
not sure about those boots you have.
But with regards to my Red Wing GT, I emailed Red Wing directly and ask them about should I do treatment (I didn't mention Obenauf since they are different companies) before or after wearing.
Their reply was the leather was already treated in the tannery (They didn't say further so I suppose its ok to wear them out without doing anything)
But I just want to test them out before taking them to the real harsh weather. So I drop some water onto it and see it really is waterproof straight out of the box. Tried a little Obenauf LP on the tongue (a discreet spot so it wouldn't be obvious) and it didn't get absorbed as fast as what you get when you put it on natural veg tan leather.
So my take is:
wear them out and treat them with LP after a month or so..