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post #4771 of 6532
Thanks for your input and good news! Out of curiosity, if you've seen this before, will it remedy itself and become balanced after walking in them and getting my weight distributed over the boot, or just will stay wobbly but not a problem? Also, after a few months of wear and getting the sole rough and worn a bit, I plan to get half soles applied.

As an aside, does putting this under my foot in the boot as I walk act as a good luck charm and ensure my boots never crease ever?

post #4772 of 6532
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Originally Posted by IronStyle View Post

Thanks for your input and good news! Out of curiosity, if you've seen this before, will it remedy itself and become balanced after walking in them and getting my weight distributed over the boot, or just will stay wobbly but not a problem? Also, after a few months of wear and getting the sole rough and worn a bit, I plan to get half soles applied.

As an aside, does putting this under my foot in the boot as I walk act as a good luck charm and ensure my boots never crease ever?


LOL! No but they do make for an alright key ring. The boot is going to break in and form to your gait and foot. This is a complete non issue.
post #4773 of 6532
Thanks again for your expertise.

Here's my other piece that is now a year old from when I bought my 1000 mile in brown. This one shall join its ranks!

post #4774 of 6532
Just curious Crane's, did you ever get those 7 & 1/2's I returned for exchange? Didn't get an email so I wanted to make sure all was well.

Merry Christmas btw.
post #4775 of 6532
When is the next DOTD? I need a pair of Black 1ks.
post #4776 of 6532
Key ring thing is a good idea.

Also got some Venetian Shoe cream today. Has a strong polish petroleum kinda smell. Doesn't effect the color as much and seems to have a waxy feel once applied. Probably would be a fine product for a lot of you guys who expect lighter use.

Also got some HdLP and Oil from obenaufs. That's what I plan on using in the 1ks but won't do that till tomorrow as I'm waiting for my boots to dry from a washing with Fiebings saddle soap. Sastified with how well that product cleans the boots. Really good a must have.
post #4777 of 6532
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Key ring thing is a good idea.

Also got some Venetian Shoe cream today. Has a strong polish petroleum kinda smell. Doesn't effect the color as much and seems to have a waxy feel once applied. Probably would be a fine product for a lot of you guys who expect lighter use.

Also got some HdLP and Oil from obenaufs. That's what I plan on using in the 1ks but won't do that till tomorrow as I'm waiting for my boots to dry from a washing with Fiebings saddle soap. Sastified with how well that product cleans the boots. Really good a must have.

That's enough of a reason not to use it.
post #4778 of 6532
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Originally Posted by IronStyle View Post

Thanks for your input and good news! Out of curiosity, if you've seen this before, will it remedy itself and become balanced after walking in them and getting my weight distributed over the boot, or just will stay wobbly but not a problem? Also, after a few months of wear and getting the sole rough and worn a bit, I plan to get half soles applied.

As an aside, does putting this under my foot in the boot as I walk act as a good luck charm and ensure my boots never crease ever?


Put mine on a neck chain and gave it to my girlfriend.  She said she liked it.

post #4779 of 6532
I wish I had a better way to describe the Venetian. This isn't a good description and I feel like it'll be better on dressier stuff but it almost reminds me of silver polish or like fine rubbing compound or maybe a strong show polish smell. Its a sharp odor. I got the big 32 oz can so I'm gonna have to find something to do with it

Someone should voulenteer to send Crane the small bottle

I used some on a pair of my brothers shoes and the shoes felt noticeably better very waxy and smooth
post #4780 of 6532
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Also got some Venetian Shoe cream today. Has a strong polish petroleum kinda smell.

Is it a turpentine smell ?

It has been suggested that Venice Turpentine (from the Western Larch) is an ingredient and may give the product its name.

The $64K question is - Is it just a cream polish or is it also a conditioner ?

Some say it conditions, but I don't see any claims about that from the manufacturers.



Image from http://oakstreetbootmakers.com/venetian-shoe-cream

Maybe I take that back as it 'preserves'



From http://independence-chicago.com/venetian-shoe-cream-neutral/

I believe Horween recommend it for some of their products, so there must be something to it, but what ?
Edited by milw50717 - 12/25/13 at 11:51pm
post #4781 of 6532
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Put mine on a neck chain and gave it to my girlfriend.  She said she liked it.
She lied
post #4782 of 6532

 Hello,

 

Just got these from Sierra Trading Post-factory seconds of course. Just wondering how you guys would fix this (or if you would even attempt to). It is a superficial slice that doesn't go through the upper. I tried Barge cement; just putting into slice with toothpick but I'm not too impressed. Any thoughts would be very welcomed. I only paid $130 so I think they're worth the hassle. I'm thinking the best way is to buy some sort of patch and then barge it.Thanks. 

post #4783 of 6532
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post
Is it a turpentine smell ?
It has been suggested that Venice Turpentine (from the Western Larch) is an ingredient and may give the product its name.
the $64K question is - Is it just a cream polish or is it also a conditioner ?
Some say it conditions, but I don't see any claims about that from the manufacturers.
Image from http://oakstreetbootmakers.com/venetian-shoe-cream
Maybe I take that back as it 'preserves'
From http://independence-chicago.com/venetian-shoe-cream-neutral/
I believe Horween recommend it for some of their products, so there must be something to it, but what ?

 

 

It conditioners leather and allows you to buff it to a shine--not as much as wax or polish, but a fair shine.

 

Leather eats up the stuff though so apply it in layers of very small amounts. It's great to get  a nice darkening effect on the toe if that's what you're into. Slightly saturates and darkens leather (VERY slightly, not like Obenauf's or something) with each application.

 

It does contain turpentine.

post #4784 of 6532
Yea I applied some to the back and top of my tan 1ks just to test it out on the cleaned leather. Seems like a fine product if you plan on wearing your boots in civilization like I'd imagine most in this thread.

That said I went with the obeanaufs oil for mine as they're already well worn. Seems like it really soaked in but it doesn't have the nice consistently or scent of MPB oil. Just letting them sit now probably brush them in the morning and apply the HD LP and then be ready to test out how beer proof they are cooking crabs on NYE
post #4785 of 6532
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post


Leather eats up the stuff though so apply it in layers of very small amounts. It's great to get  a nice darkening effect on the toe if that's what you're into. Slightly saturates and darkens leather (VERY slightly, not like Obenauf's or something) with each application.

Conditioning and not darkening would be a great thing. I have some light brown shoes that have been on the shelf for a good few years and I'd love to bring them into regular circulation without darkening the leather too much.
Edited by milw50717 - 12/29/13 at 11:28am
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