Hey guys, I purchased the black 1K's on amazon and am keenly awaiting them.
Wondering on a bit of clarification on the caring for the leather:
A lot of people have posted about using sno sheild and obenauf's LP. The thing is, I live in the driest state in Australia, it is about to be winter but it doesn't rain too often (or snow at all).
The wolverine video on youtube says to only apply leather conditioner to the outsole of the shoe when it's new. So should I follow wolverine's instructions of only conditioning the outsole, should I condition the whole shoe, or even use a more heavy duty product on the whole shoe? The reason I'm hesitant about getting something like obenauf's LP is that one of the main uses it lists is to restore dry leather, and I'm concerned the boots could become too soft prematurely by applying too many heavy products to them.
But at the same time I don't want them getting water damage for when it does rain. From the video I assume that just using leather conditioner prevents this, and whatever left over chemicals from the factory protected the upper itself (when its just out of the box)
Here's the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dKav9_7X6U