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post #4816 of 6762
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If it continues to concern you, you could take them to a cobbler and have him stitch one side of the tongue to the inside of the upper. It shouldn't be hard for them to line it up with stitching already present.


doesn't bother me but having the tongue stitched would make it more difficult to get the boot on imo.  once the leather is broken in the tongue will be more flexible and able to stay in place.

post #4817 of 6762
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Originally Posted by ac_slater View Post

Also, what do you guys recommend for putting on the bottom of the shoes? Would heavy duty LP be too much? I wouldn't dare put it on the uppers but since the soles see so much water I feel like it might be a good idea.

Vibram half-sole. That will give you the best level of protection. 

post #4818 of 6762
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Originally Posted by mg2380 View Post

Vibram half-sole. That will give you the best level of protection. 
I just meant for conditioning purposes, assuming I don't get another sole.
post #4819 of 6762
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Originally Posted by ac_slater View Post


I just meant for conditioning purposes, assuming I don't get another sole.

If you condition the soles of your boots, putting a half-sole on in the future won't be possible (If you decide to go that route). Also, look at everything Crane had done to his 1Ks. I believe he hasn't done anything to the soles of his boots besides putting a half-sole on.  

post #4820 of 6762
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Originally Posted by ac_slater View Post

Shout out to Crane's for doing a free size exchange. Really cool of you guys to do that.

Also, what do you guys recommend for putting on the bottom of the shoes? Would heavy duty LP be too much? I wouldn't dare put it on the uppers but since the soles see so much water I feel like it might be a good idea.

Consensus is mixed on sole conditioning. I have done mine with LP and see no downsides. I figured it would help out a bit. Others do not recommend doing anything. Do whatever you want

Why wouldn't you dare to apply it to the upper?
post #4821 of 6762
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Originally Posted by nevereast View Post

Consensus is mixed on sole conditioning. I have done mine with LP and see no downsides. I figured it would help out a bit. Others do not recommend doing anything. Do whatever you want

Why wouldn't you dare to apply it to the upper?
I'm not gonna be romping in the snow so I don't see the point of putting Heavy Duty LP on the uppers. Kills the breathability.
post #4822 of 6762
LOL! I suppose you don't wax your shoes for the same reason right?
post #4823 of 6762

C'mon slathering globs of beeswax isn't exactly your typical hard shoe polish, which is mainly used to create shine.

post #4824 of 6762
Is Allen Edmond's Leather Lotion acceptable to use lightly on a pair of White Pines?
post #4825 of 6762
I wear mine daily. In the snow on the way to work, or shoveling the driveway. Just normal wear, every day. Mine are doing well with just a daily brushing and a monthly light coat of neetsfoot oil. For me, anything else is overkill and just playing, and probably not good for the boots.
post #4826 of 6762
Anyone recommend a good shoe tree for the 1K boots?
post #4827 of 6762
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post


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.

 

Coconut oil is a pretty good conditioner and doesn't darken (usually). I've used it extensively on chromexcel and great, non-darkening results. 

 

I've also been using Blackrock Leather'n'Rich in my leatherworking and found it doesn't darken as much as many other conditioners. I've not used it on my 1Ks, however. 

post #4828 of 6762
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Originally Posted by Spencer View Post

Anyone recommend a good shoe tree for the 1K boots?

Woodlore/AE is decent.

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post #4830 of 6762
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Originally Posted by revrend View Post

Coconut oil is a pretty good conditioner and doesn't darken (usually). I've used it extensively on chromexcel and great, non-darkening results. 

I've also been using Blackrock Leather'n'Rich in my leatherworking and found it doesn't darken as much as many other conditioners. I've not used it on my 1Ks, however. 

Anyone else using coconut oil for leather conditioning ?
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