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post #1951 of 6256
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post


Hmmm and along those lines I just happen to have 2 pair of browns in size 9.5 and 10.5 sitting around in the back room at the store.


You guys should grab these while you can!  Great deal and wonderful people to deal with.

post #1952 of 6256
Oil first then snoseal. Oil is what you'll use most of the time to condition them. The waterproofing is done on a need to do basis. In my case that can be quite often. Of course when it's warm out I've graduated to fully immersing them so snosealing them is kind of pointless. Now that it's cold out that'll change. Wet feet out hiking is one thing. Cold wet feet is another animal altogether and it's one I don't like.
post #1953 of 6256
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

I have thicker socks in them today and if anything, they're more comfortable. I don't know how it'll feel when I have an insole in there, but I think that'll more be an issue with my feet pressing against the top of the toebox as opposed to the side. I've worn them for four full days and they've given enough to be quite comfortable now.

 

The leather will give enough to alleviate minor fit issues.

post #1954 of 6256
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Originally Posted by EdwardB View Post

1. Coat shoe (including where upper meets sole) with Obenauf's LP.

2. Blowdry/let stand until dry

3. Buff

4. Repeat

 

On another note, been looking for a decent pair of beater boots that weren't the ubiquitous Red Wings, finally scooped these up for ~300 at TSM a few weeks ago.  I was a little worried about the bulbous toe box, but they're less pronounced in real life.  Very happy with the purchase and after seeing all of these pictures, definitely going to see what I can do about some Vibram Commando half soles in the near future.

Thank you.

post #1955 of 6256

Thank you sir.

 

I applied some Saphir Renovator on my boots when I first recieved them, would you recomend that I apply some Obernauf leather oil to them as well before applying Obernauf LP?

post #1956 of 6256

I still stand by my Modified Crane Method of baking the shoes. Seems easier than a blow dryer.

post #1957 of 6256
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

I still stand by my Modified Crane Method of baking the shoes. Seems easier than a blow dryer.

Maybe, but  I highly doubt if my wife will let me bake boots in her oven

 

 

I plan on my marriage lasting a while longer.

post #1958 of 6256
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Thank you sir.

I applied some Saphir Renovator on my boots when I first recieved them, would you recomend that I apply some Obernauf leather oil to them as well before applying Obernauf LP?

You should be OK. Clean them before you use the LP though.
post #1959 of 6256
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post


You should be OK. Clean them before you use the LP though.

Thanks again for replying so soon.

 

 

I've ordered some LP and it should be here tommorrow.

 

 

Thinking it might be good to apply this to my 2 pair of Red Wing GTs before this winter.

post #1960 of 6256

I've been using Cadillacs boot and shoe care on the boots since I first bought them, it is a less aggressive way to condition and waterproof the upper leather of the boots instead of using Obenaufs on them. I only use Obenaufs on the soles and outer edge as it changes the color and shine of the boot dramatically but protects where I need it the most. We just got our first snowfall of the year where I live and the boots did great in a few inches of wet sloppy snow. 

post #1961 of 6256

These look amazing.  in fact, making me wish i would have gone brown over the rust.  they look great.

 

did you order your sole and bring it to a cobbler, or is a cobbler well stocked with Vibram options and sizes?

 

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Originally Posted by StraightDope View Post

My brown 1K's with a new Vibram Commando half sole, Love em1000

 

 

 

 

 

1000

 

1000

 

1000

 

 

post #1962 of 6256
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Originally Posted by Remeny View Post


Anyone?

these are rust.  i too am really jealous of these. 

post #1963 of 6256
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Originally Posted by izzyfuld View Post

where do you get your cobble work done?

and does anybody know of a good place in nyc that would do this?

 

I moved out of NYC 1.5 years ago, so don't know if he's still there, but there's a great cobbler on West 10th Street, just west of 6th Ave.  he's between a coffee shop and pet shop.  great price, and he always did outstanding work with my Luccheses 

post #1964 of 6256
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Originally Posted by jrs19 View Post

These look amazing.  in fact, making me wish i would have gone brown over the rust.  they look great.

did you order your sole and bring it to a cobbler, or is a cobbler well stocked with Vibram options and sizes?

Hey thanks, and yeah my cobbler had these in stock as well as the raptor half sole and just a thin rubber sole with no pattern on it. They are doing great in the snow right now so I am very happy with the investment.
post #1965 of 6256
The 9.5 brown 1Ks went bye bye this morning. I'm pretty sure the 10.5s are still around. You all know the drill by now if you want them...
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