Originally Posted by kmdsimpson
So I need to get one of these waterproofers. What is the feeling about Obenauf LP vs. Sno-Seal? Is there much difference? Can you go wrong with either of them?
I've used SnoSeal since the late 80's when (IIRC) it was the only product of its kind. However, I used SnoSeal solely on leather boots designed for hiking & backpacking. For hiking boots, I'd probably still use SnoSeal. For casual boots not designed for outdoor sporting activities, Obenauf LP works almost
as well as SnoSeal in its waterproofing properties but it works better as a conditioner & preservative. Since my 1K's aren't mountaineering boots the Obenauf LP is my product of choice. That said, you probably can't go wrong with either.
Originally Posted by golfingbanker
Do you guys wear these boots in spring and summer?
Not as much as I do in the cooler weather, but in the dead of summer, I don't wear work boots much. One reason I like the 1K Miles is the leather sole. A thick lugged sole may look out of place in warmer weather where the sleeker leather sole is a bit more versatile.