Come to find out that my buddy did Oil them when he first bought them with some Obes. They weren't as stiff as the picture made them out to be. However, they were very dusty and grimy. The pictures above are after I brushed them and cleaned them with some saddle soap. I could already tell a difference and see some life spark into them! Have a huge dent in the toe box but I am not too worried about it..gives it a little bit of character! I am going to apply a little coat of Obe's Leather Oil here in a bit.
This is after I applied the Leather Oil. I took a hair dryer to them to help the leather soak up those oils and will let them sit over night as well. Depending on what they look and feel like tomorrow I might do another coat of oil or go straight ahead with some LP.
Follow my advice to the letter. On really dry leather getting it back into a useable condition can take a month. Rushing the process is a really bad thing to do.
#8 color is oxblood or cordovan.
You do realize that the boots in my waterproofing tutorial are the #8 colored shell cordovan 721LTD limited edition boots?