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Give us a call when you decide to get them. We can get the entire line of 1Ks anytime.

 Really? You can get the Brown Rockford in size 10 - now? How much?

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 Really? You can get the Brown Rockford in size 10 - now? How much?

Call the store about availability and pricing. 573-254-3311. Long story short we can get any of the 1K collection but we can't have them on our site.
post #273 of 615
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You should see them now. I've spent a ridiculous amount of time water brushing them. The tow boxes are a deep wine color as are the heel counters. The rest of the boot are very dark black cherry with deep red highlights. Hopefully I'll have the right light to catch some of the color detail tomorrow. They look really good, now I'm not to sure I want to go play in the mud with them. crackup[1].gif

 

How exactly do you use the water/brush combo?  Do you wipe with a damp cloth and then brush while damp?  Or do you wipe them down, let dry, and then brush?

 

I'm just curious since I've heard of some people using a water, wax, and a brush/buff technique.  I haven't been able to find the steps for this process except for use on patent leather.  

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How exactly do you use the water/brush combo?  Do you wipe with a damp cloth and then brush while damp?  Or do you wipe them down, let dry, and then brush?

I'm just curious since I've heard of some people using a water, wax, and a brush/buff technique.  I haven't been able to find the steps for this process except for use on patent leather.  

Sprinkle a little water on the boot and then brush like a mad demon until dry. Repeat until your arms fall off or you get the shine you want.
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Sprinkle a little water on the boot and then brush like a mad demon until dry. Repeat until your arms fall off or you get the shine you want.


Would this be acceptable to do with the CXL version of these boots? I've got a pair I'd like to try it with. I've had them for about 8 months and have treated them with Obenaufs probably 4 or 5 times.

Thanks
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whats up with your left toe box? did you drop something heavy on it? it looks like it was crushed. i ask because my 1000 miles look the same way on the left boot and you can definitely tell the box is crushed. also, have you had to resole yours?
post #277 of 615
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Would this be acceptable to do with the CXL version of these boots? I've got a pair I'd like to try it with. I've had them for about 8 months and have treated them with Obenaufs probably 4 or 5 times.
Thanks

I haven't tried it so I couldn't tell you. My CXL boots tend to get really abraded so about the only thing that helps them is my leather guy's buffing/burnishing wheel. I don't see why it wouldn't work if they're not too beat up. Try it and see,

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whats up with your left toe box? did you drop something heavy on it? it looks like it was crushed. i ask because my 1000 miles look the same way on the left boot and you can definitely tell the box is crushed. also, have you had to resole yours?

Are you familiar with toe kicking steps in snow and mud banks? They've seen a fair amount of that along with toe flipping rocks. Around here you flip a rock with a stick or your boot when point hunting. Getting bit by a Copperhead or Rattler isn't my idea of a good time.
post #278 of 615
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Would this be acceptable to do with the CXL version of these boots? I've got a pair I'd like to try it with. I've had them for about 8 months and have treated them with Obenaufs probably 4 or 5 times.
Thanks

After I used the Obenauf's for water proofing (a few days later) I use neutral Kiwi wax - I get a decent shine - you will never get the high gloss of Shell on CXL - but the the CXL looks great - I prefer it over Shell now that I have owned both. BTW - heavy brushing really brings out the depth in CXL. My cap toe oxfords from Orivs are my only dress shoes.

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After I used the Obenauf's for water proofing (a few days later) I use neutral Kiwi wax - I get a decent shine - you will never get the high gloss of Shell on CXL - but the the CXL looks great - I prefer it over Shell now that I have owned both. BTW - heavy brushing really brings out the depth in CXL. My cap toe oxfords from Orivs are my only dress shoes.

So there's no risk to heavy brushing the CXL? I've always been a little paranoid I'm gonna scratch it up or work off finish or something. shog[1].gif
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So there's no risk to heavy brushing the CXL? I've always been a little paranoid I'm gonna scratch it up or work off finish or something. shog[1].gif

If they have been treated with Obenauf's I see little chance of that happening - I have had a number of CXL boots - Alden, Edmonds, 1000 Mile and never had that problem. It is not necessary to go crazy though. If you are looking for a decent shine try some wax polish.

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My Orvis cap toe CXL shoe after a little Saphir neutral creme. It is hard to see the deep hues and color variations in this picture, but the leather is looking more stunning every day...

 

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post #282 of 615
Seer: Those are beauts! Just got around to having my pair topy'ed this week so now they'll get some use.
post #283 of 615
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Seer: Those are beauts! Just got around to having my pair topy'ed this week so now they'll get some use.

 Yeah, I finally had my Addison's toped - the cobbler ruined them - cut into the leather while tring to cut the excess rubber off - they were so bad I gave them to Goodwill. I should have known better - he is the only cobbler for 100 miles around - but he is 90 years old!

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 Yeah, I finally had my Addison's toped - the cobbler ruined them - cut into the leather while tring to cut the excess rubber off - they were so bad I gave them to Goodwill. I should have known better - he is the only cobbler for 100 miles around - but he is 90 years old!

Damn! But gave them to Goodwill?! A respectable cobbler would have repaired the sole for you. They can usually redo leather soles...

Luckily I have 5 cobblers within 15 miles of me. I've tried them all and found my favorite who does the best work.
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 Yeah, I finally had my Addison's toped - the cobbler ruined them - cut into the leather while tring to cut the excess rubber off - they were so bad I gave them to Goodwill. I should have known better - he is the only cobbler for 100 miles around - but he is 90 years old!

Cut the sole or or the upper?
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