Originally Posted by Crane's
No you use a healthy dose of Filson boot oil or Lexol conditioner. In a few days after the oil soaks in you apply a healthy amount of Snoseal which you melt in using a hair dryer. Spray water proofer is virtually useless and regular polish isn't an effective water barrier either.
This is good advice, though I would just apply Obenauf's LP. Boots love it, and it does not "seal" the leather, like Sno-seal, but does a good job of waterproofing.
And as far as the Indys...yes, they fit the bill perfectly. I also disagree with the Roy boots - those crepe soles are far too casual for me.
There is a compromise here, though. Red Wing GT or Iron Ranger ($200), Wolverine 1000 mile ($325), etc. If you don't have wide feet, the GTs are great.