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post #2611 of 7031
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Originally Posted by cubs87 View Post

Hey guys, just got a pair of W1k brown for Christmas, super excited for them. I've been working on reading all 174 pages, but it's not easy task....I do not think I am going to Sno-Seal them, but is there anything else I should do to them before I wear them out for the first time?

 

Thanks!

 

Obenauf's LP or Montana Pitch-Blend Leather Dressing. I've been regularly using the MPB on my brown 1K's, have worn them every day for over a year, and they're still looking great.

post #2612 of 7031
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Originally Posted by cubs87 View Post

Hey guys, just got a pair of W1k brown for Christmas, super excited for them. I've been working on reading all 174 pages, but it's not easy task....I do not think I am going to Sno-Seal them, but is there anything else I should do to them before I wear them out for the first time?

 

Thanks!

Obenauf LP does darken the boot.  You might want to try a neutral colored leather conditioner, like Venetian Shoe Cream or Saphir Renovateur.

post #2613 of 7031
Are the tan 1Ks CXL?
post #2614 of 7031
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

I use the Wolverine insoles. Watch that tight fit with thick socks thing. Compressing your insulation layer kills it's effectiveness.

More people on these boards need your advice.
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Any idea how I can get the toe box settle like this?

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Any idea how I can get the toe box settle like this?

A hammer, large vice or kicking the stuffing out of many rocky hillsides?

YMMV

Shots like that look like set pieces to me, ones that have been staged rather than being the result of natural wear. Would love to hear the story otherwise.
post #2617 of 7031
Hey guys, little update. I've returned my tan 1Ks to the eBay merchant and immediately ordered from Crane's where I got the rust 1Ks for a lower price and shipped to my door in no time. Yes, friends, definitely call these guys first if you're in the market for 1Ks. I'm getting them topy'd today and should be wearing them by the end of the week.
post #2618 of 7031
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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post

Are the tan 1Ks CXL?

The tan boots are made of Predator leather these days. It's slightly different than CXL but good leather nonetheless. Care for them the same way you would CXL.

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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post

A hammer, large vice or kicking the stuffing out of many rocky hillsides?
YMMV
Shots like that look like set pieces to me, ones that have been staged rather than being the result of natural wear. Would love to hear the story otherwise.

I'm the consummate expert at kicking rocks and my toe boxes do not look like that. Those things look like the were run over by a car.

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Originally Posted by Winterbourne View Post

Hey guys, little update. I've returned my tan 1Ks to the eBay merchant and immediately ordered from Crane's where I got the rust 1Ks for a lower price and shipped to my door in no time. Yes, friends, definitely call these guys first if you're in the market for 1Ks. I'm getting them topy'd today and should be wearing them by the end of the week.

Hey thanks and don't forget to treat them before you head out with them. Post pics after you beat them a while.
post #2619 of 7031
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post

Any idea how I can get the toe box settle like this?


Where's the pic from? 

It'd be great to hear how it got to this.

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I'm not sure how reinforced Wolverine's are in the toe, but I hit my Red Wings repeatedly with a hammer until my arm was tired and the toe always just sprung back.

post #2621 of 7031
I recently used some LP on my tan Addisons. I like the new colour, but I do find it darker than what I had hoped for. As well, there's some uneven darkening in some pots. Any advice? Reclean and reapply? Wait for it to fade more?

A side note, my boots are frequently exposed to salt and slush. (Montreal winters).

Cheers, and thanks!
post #2622 of 7031
Wait for them to fade IMO.
post #2623 of 7031
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Originally Posted by L.R. View Post

I recently used some LP on my tan Addisons. I like the new colour, but I do find it darker than what I had hoped for. As well, there's some uneven darkening in some pots. Any advice? Reclean and reapply? Wait for it to fade more?
A side note, my boots are frequently exposed to salt and slush. (Montreal winters).
Cheers, and thanks!


I wonder if you're able to accelerate the fading process by taking a blow dryer to them for an extended amount of time to dry out the leather?  Or maybe exposing them to a UV lamp?

post #2624 of 7031
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I wonder if you're able to accelerate the fading process by taking a blow dryer to them for an extended amount of time to dry out the leather?  Or maybe exposing them to a UV lamp?

These aren't jeans. You also don't apply excessive amounts of heat to leather. That's one way to destroy them. An ultraviolet lamp will most likely darken this type of leather as well. Exposure to sunlight tends to darken full grain leather as does exposure to the elements.
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Just got a pair in tan. Very satisfied.

Curious about what exactly is the difference between CXL and Inferno

I'd definitely say they're getting more comfortable everytime I wear them

Pictures are out of box on top and after a coat of Montana pitch blend

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