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post #5026 of 6541
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post


It's not my problem that you don't know what the fuck you're doing.

As far as you're other question is concerned call Wolverine and ask them. From what I can tell from your past posts you buy seconds and if that's the case here then oh well.

I don't need to call Wolverine for anything, because there were NOT the boots that have salt damage.


Unless our affiliate Need Supply sells seconds, I believe these are genuine.

 

http://i.imgur.com/vnmuJnc.jpg?1

 

Again, nice attempt...

post #5027 of 6541
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

My clown comment was not directed at you.

Neatfoot oil rots. It doesn't matter how much is used. It's not very resistant to any kind of contamination. It used to be used a lot for horse tack until one to many 20K saddle ended up getting destroyed because of it. Filson boot oil contains the essential oils and waxes that are used in vegetable tanning. That makes it an extremely good choice for conditioning this type of leather.

I addressed why this leather changes color whether or not you do a thing to it. Attempting to discount one of it's known properties is futile is it not? I'm not sure why you keep insisting that new CXL's initial water hydrophobic qualities is enough for most people and nothing else is needed. Again those properties disappear ofter X amount of time no matter what you do to them. The entire reason why you condition and possibly LP your boots is to preserve and protect the leather. Using regular show wax or cream polishes are what block the pores of leather. Beeswax does not do that because of it's ability to stay semi fluid not to mention it's also anti fungal and microbial. Unlike most here I have bothered to look at the patents of some of the beeswax products and why it does what it does and how it works. It doesn't block the pores like you think it does.

I'm also not sure how you could say what I do stops the leather from developing a patina. My proof is my boots. Patina also doesn't develop in a year or two. It takes many years and much use for good looking patina to develop. It'll never happen if the leather doesn't live long enough right? I can tell you factually that if I didn't maintain my boots they wouldn't have lasted the first year of ownership. I learned how to properly maintain good leather by destroying it first by doing nothing or using products that really didn't do what they were supposed to do.

Again, I don't use neatsfoot oil. I actually agree with you on the product in general, but it's difficult to have it rot when you use it sparingly.

 

I've never had cxl just magically change colour on me. It acquires variations in colour with wear, sure. But it doesn't become darker naturally. All pull up leathers actually lighten with wear; it's the dirt and oils you gain/apply along the way that cause it to darken. Conditioning CXL allows it to maintain it's water resistance, contrary to what you're saying here. Nowhere am I saying you shouldn't condition leather. That's just dumb.

 

I'd love to see this research on how beeswax doesn't reduce breathability. Any garment you apply wax to will be much less breathable.

 

Your proof may be your boots, but you also wear your boots hard. Your application of LP is perfectly suited for the things you use your boots for. However, most people don't use their boots as hard as you do (myself included, I only get to work in them a few weeks out of the year). If you don't wear your boots as hard, LP will never allow your boots to patina well because it adds a protective layer.

post #5028 of 6541
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Originally Posted by Froosh View Post

Great deal! Comes out to $219.95 shipped for the original 1ks. Probably will never see a price like this again. Unfortunately, most sizes out of stock in Cordovan 8 so I can't get a Nordstrom price match. facepalm.gif

I see they dont have a 7.5 on the site which I might be idk...anyways how could I get a 7.5 to that price at Nordstrom?...couldnt I just get a 8 bring it to a store and say they didnt fit and get an even exchange for a 7.5?....
post #5029 of 6541
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Originally Posted by 00bam View Post

I see they dont have a 7.5 on the site which I might be idk...anyways how could I get a 7.5 to that price at Nordstrom?...couldnt I just get a 8 bring it to a store and say they didnt fit and get an even exchange for a 7.5?....
That would most likely work given Nordstrom's excellent customer service and the small difference between 7.5 and 8. If I did the same I would look like an ass exchanging a size 12 for a size 10.
post #5030 of 6541

Crane's, any chance of an update on your original pair of 1ks?  Curious to know how they're doing.

post #5031 of 6541
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Originally Posted by cogbog View Post

Crane's, any chance of an update on your original pair of 1ks?  Curious to know how they're doing.

They're doing just fine. They're about due for a serious cleaning thanks to my latest rock hunting adventure in good old MO mud. If I don't get too bogged down tomorrow I'll do another before and after photo thing and post 'em up.
post #5032 of 6541
I find that if I drink a fifth of bourbon and piss all over my boots they can withstand anything thrown at them and look good as new. Don't try it with regular whiskey as it will just shrink the leather.
post #5033 of 6541
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Originally Posted by grundletaint View Post

I find that if I drink a fifth of bourbon and piss all over my boots they can withstand anything thrown at them and look good as new. Don't try it with regular whiskey as it will just shrink the leather.

After a fifth of anything everything looks good. LOL!
post #5034 of 6541
Well really was holding out to get a pair of OSB rough out trenches but couldn't pass up the Morley's for 250. Hopefully they arrive before next weekend. Ironically Nordstrom charged my card twice. Hopefully that's resolved as easily as the price matching deal was
post #5035 of 6541
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

After a fifth of anything everything looks good. LOL!

Which style insole do you recommend? They all seem to be model-specific.
post #5036 of 6541
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Originally Posted by grundletaint View Post

Which style insole do you recommend? They all seem to be model-specific.

This is what I use.

http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/16886M/0/Mens/Mens-Wolverine-DuraShocks-Insoles?dimensions=0
post #5037 of 6541
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

For example I've haven't heard of people treating their Trickers or Edward Green "country boots" with heavy waterproofer.

My Ilkley and Grasmere get the LP treatment.
post #5038 of 6541
Comprehensive sizing advice for shoes and boots. SF member milw50717 provided some content for this page. Thanks milw...

http://cranesboots.com/getting-right-size/
post #5039 of 6541
Deal Day

I added a few new styles, expanded the size runs including EEE width in the Cordovan original 1K. This time around if you don't see a size or style call the store. This deal works for both online or phone orders on pretty much anything that W has in stock for immediate fulfillment.

I'll end this one in a couple of few days....

Code is

20TODAY

http://cranesboots.com/store/products/
post #5040 of 6541
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

Comprehensive sizing advice for shoes and boots. SF member milw50717 provided some content for this page. Thanks milw...

http://cranesboots.com/getting-right-size/

Lot of opinion in there...

 

Most podiatrists think most shoes are terrible for your feet anyway. I've been told the 1000 mile line is bad for my feet before.

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