YES! Just got my Rust W1K's from Crane's today!
These are my first pair of badass boots, so here comes my one and only noob question after going through this thread.
I know all about Crane's method and which products to use (bought Obenauf's LP, Oil and Cleaner).
BUT, is it necessary to oil and LP them right out of the box?? I want to wear and show them off right now lol.
Thanks again for hookin it up Crane!
Not a problem and thanks.
I always say mitigation is the best way to go. A light application of conditioner is never a bad thing to do before you wear them. You never know what you might step in or end up having spilled on them at the bar or club. If nothing else it also helps keep the indigo from sticking to the leather too if that's a concern.