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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.

I have been using Saphir Renovateur on all my Wolverine and Alden CXLs. It gives a great depth and mellow shine to them and you don't need much.

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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!

Next time look into B Nelson Shoes since you have nothing around, there are lots of reviews on here. Everything i have seen is great. You'll have to ship to NY, but they do nice work for a good price. I have not used them, but have seen and heard nothing but good stuff. Next time dont give them away just send them out for full resole and add a toppy.

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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!

Oh, never mind you must mean he cut the upper. That sucks. 

post #288 of 604
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I have been using Saphir Renovateur on all my Wolverine and Alden CXLs. It gives a great depth and mellow shine to them and you don't need much.

Next time look into B Nelson Shoes since you have nothing around, there are lots of reviews on here. Everything i have seen is great. You'll have to ship to NY, but they do nice work for a good price. I have not used them, but have seen and heard nothing but good stuff. Next time dont give them away just send them out for full resole and add a toppy.

Yeah, I just used the Saphir today for the first time - it is great stuff - I couldn't believe how little I needed. Is Renovateur different than the creme? And yes, I have used Nelson in the past - I didn't want to wait the two or three weeks - I figured how bad could the old guy screw a topy up! Besides I'm getting to be a big fan of plain leather soles. I'm looking at a pair of White's Semi Dress with rubber soles for hiking. 

post #289 of 604
Unless your cobbler eviserated the upper it's hard to imagine the boots being unwearable. That said, kudos for giving them to Goodwill. I'm sure you made somebody's feet happy.
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Unless your cobbler eviserated the upper it's hard to imagine the boots being unwearable. That said, kudos for giving them to Goodwill. I'm sure you made somebody's feet happy.

I just was discouraged

post #291 of 604
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Yeah, I just used the Saphir today for the first time - it is great stuff - I couldn't believe how little I needed. Is Renovateur different than the creme? And yes, I have used Nelson in the past - I didn't want to wait the two or three weeks - I figured how bad could the old guy screw a topy up! Besides I'm getting to be a big fan of plain leather soles. I'm looking at a pair of White's Semi Dress with rubber soles for hiking. 

Yeah, Renovateur is more of a conditioner and cleaner. Its got the waxes like the creme polish, but not the color. They are both simular, except the Reno cleans, hydrates and removes built up junk and wax really well. I'll use the Reno, then the wax or creme or just the reno itself.

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Yeah, Renovateur is more of a conditioner and cleaner. Its got the waxes like the creme polish, but not the color. They are both simular, except the Reno cleans, hydrates and removes built up junk and wax really well. I'll use the Reno, then the wax or creme or just the reno itself.

Ok, I'm going order some but I can't find out how to use it. Do you put it on then wipe it off? To remove wax and build up? Then add another coat? I hear a lot of guys saying they just use the Reno too...

post #293 of 604

Its a lot like the cremes, just rub in to the leather really good, and it will start to dry like a creme does. If what I am using it on is particularly dirty or has a lot of build up, I will rub for a little bit longer after it hazes over or use a little more. Then i brush it out after a minute or so. Like I said before only need very little. On my Alden and Wolverine CXL I just use it by itself, unless I have a scratch that needs color help. On my dress shoes i use it only when I need to condition them. Then I will put the polish and  or cremes on. 

post #294 of 604
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After all that work to get my 721s to shine up it takes about a minute of dry brushing to get rid of the scuffs and bring back the glow. It's going to be a long long day today. I'm photographing an outdoors Eric Lee Beddingfield concert tonight and won't get home til late. I'm sure the boots will handle the mud and the blood and the beer. LOL.
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Its a lot like the cremes, just rub in to the leather really good, and it will start to dry like a creme does. If what I am using it on is particularly dirty or has a lot of build up, I will rub for a little bit longer after it hazes over or use a little more. Then i brush it out after a minute or so. Like I said before only need very little. On my Alden and Wolverine CXL I just use it by itself, unless I have a scratch that needs color help. On my dress shoes i use it only when I need to condition them. Then I will put the polish and  or cremes on. 

Ok, thanks...

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After all that work to get my 721s to shine up it takes about a minute of dry brushing to get rid of the scuffs and bring back the glow. It's going to be a long long day today. I'm photographing an outdoors Eric Lee Beddingfield concert tonight and won't get home til late. I'm sure the boots will handle the mud and the blood and the beer. LOL.

Sounds like a busy day!

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Sounds like a busy day!

It's going to be for sure. I only have another 70 or so concert events to cover this Summer. LOL. The boots I'm sure will do just fine. I'm not real sure how well I'm going to hold up though. Maybe some SnoSeal will help...
post #298 of 604
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The concert was great and I got a few compliments on the 721s as well. I got a chance to chat with Eric Lee Beddingfield before he went on stage. He's just a good old boy and as friendly as can be. Found out he hunts deer here in MO so we might just get together for that in the fall. Today I went out rock hunting and are you ready for this? I did not wear the 721s in the mud and muck. LOL. Instead I trashed my Vasque hiking shoes. I found a few more point fragments, some tools and a hundred dollar bill. Hell if I can't find any whole Etleys, Daltons or Clovis points money will work. Oh and Eric was wearing some custom made gator cowboy boots....

Going to keep water brushing the 721s, man are they coming to life. I'm thinking it might be time for a resole as well. Stay tuned....
post #299 of 604
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The concert was great and I got a few compliments on the 721s as well. I got a chance to chat with Eric Lee Beddingfield before he went on stage. He's just a good old boy and as friendly as can be. Found out he hunts deer here in MO so we might just get together for that in the fall. Today I went out rock hunting and are you ready for this? I did not wear the 721s in the mud and muck. LOL. Instead I trashed my Vasque hiking shoes. I found a few more point fragments, some tools and a hundred dollar bill. Hell if I can't find any whole Etleys, Daltons or Clovis points money will work. Oh and Eric was wearing some custom made gator cowboy boots....
Going to keep water brushing the 721s, man are they coming to life. I'm thinking it might be time for a resole as well. Stay tuned....

We are - staying tuned that is. Keep the pictures coming.

post #300 of 604

Anyone here have any experience with White's semi dress boots? How they compare with the 1000 mile? I'm thinking about picking up a pair with lug soles for inclement weather.

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