Originally Posted by Dewey
hmm ok bobm not persuaded but thank you for taking the time to answering my questions.
i'll assert a $160 full retail price is not expensive for quality boots. we can agree to disagree on that.
i think they look better after LP. before LP the leather looks thirsty to me. i don't like how they look right out of the box or beat to hell with no oiling at all. oiled leather wants more oil. that's my sense.
yes the LP makes them darker. me i like that but really, i don't care much since for me they are king in a small army of beater boots.
You had asked about where it said OB is not suitable for leathers as in the leather for the Katahdins. The answer stated was directly from OB, not from me. But by suitable, I am assumming they mean that they will markedly
change the look and feel of the leather. And it sure did, not to my liking. However, the OB does offer protection and for some/most, that's the only thing that matters. They are still a muddy brownish black, that I think looks awful. Yep, these are work boots and I used them as such, but could also look nice with a pair of decent jeans. Not no mo'. BUT, that is my opinion, others (like yourself) like the darker, oiled look. No universal right or wrong here; just a matter of taste.
IMHO $160.00 is not terribly expensive for a good workboot, but at that price it ain't a Walmart through-away either. They happen to be, again, IMHO, a well made, mid to high quality boot at a fair to good price. I guess that's "value".