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post #1111 of 1273
How do you guys get salt out of these boots? Winter is pretty much done here.
post #1112 of 1273
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Originally Posted by 7_rocket View Post

How do you guys get salt out of these boots? Winter is pretty much done here.

 

wash with water and air dry?

post #1113 of 1273
Yep. Looks good now. I have to treat these bad boys with some product. I will post pics, my boots are def darker from the last time I applied some product but IMO looks better.

How often do you folks apply conditioner/treatment to the leather?
post #1114 of 1273

My Carolina work boots have a texture similar to the the Katahdin.  I wear 'em year round with two Obenauf's LP treatments: one in the fall (before the snow starts) and another in the spring (after cleaning off the salt).

post #1115 of 1273
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Originally Posted by 7_rocket View Post

How do you guys get salt out of these boots? Winter is pretty much done here.

dilute some white vinegar.

Comes right out.
post #1116 of 1273

My laces are about worn through after over a year of near daily wear.

As best I can gauge these are 5/32 waxed round laces.

I believe Chippewa makes replacements for these (feel free to confirm), but I was also wondering if anyone else has found a decent supplier - Amazon preferred :)

post #1117 of 1273
Moonbeam, what size did you end up with? TTS? sized down a half?
how'd it work out for you?
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Moonbeam, what size did you end up with? TTS? sized down a half?
how'd it work out for you?

I had picked up size 10.5, a half size down from my typical size 11.

Fits like a glove now, though the first two weeks were pretty rough on the ankles.

Love 'em!

post #1119 of 1273
Cleaned my shoes this weekend. Two coats of Moneysworth and Best "dubbin" product. I got it from the bay when I bought my clarks a while ago.

Iphone pics

The second coat was from last night so I reckon it will not be that shiny tomorrow.

PS. I know I missed a quite a few spots,ah well it was late



post #1120 of 1273
I have tiny feet--size 8 in New Balance. Would you guys recommend sizing down to 7.5 or go with 8?
post #1121 of 1273
I'm still breaking mine in. At first, the collar of the boot pinched so much I nearly returned them, but the issue went away after a couple of days of wear. The leather could be nicer, but they're sturdy, and LL Bean's customer service adds a lot of value. (Then again, I'm kind of an LL Bean fanboy...)
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Fresh after a mink oil application. ~1 year of almost daily wear, including a Canadian winter.

The wood part of the sole (sorry I don't know what it's called) looks like it's getting visibly damaged. Has anyone tried recrafting their boots to replace that part?
post #1123 of 1273
When did the price on these go up to $210??
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Originally Posted by rdstour View Post

When did the price on these go up to $210??

At least the past few weeks. Been searching for boots for the past few weeks, Katahdin price did not impress. The nearly identical Chippewa 20086 goes for $100 in my size, and that's before the 20% discount. The cap toe and hooks to the top and ll bean return policy are great, but not at double the price... :-/
post #1125 of 1273

Wanted to get my hands on these for winter but bit sad that they're $210 now :(

 

Are these still one of the best value boots in the US for streetwear?

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