Originally Posted by Crane's
As much as I would like to I do have to draw a line in the sand and stop. I'm sure the 744s would do just fine. Now if they do a shell boot in say whiskey or natural shell yeah it would be game on.
A lot of the differences you see in color saturation is due to different lighting. Right now my boots are much darker than when they were new. Welcome to one of the nightmares of photography. Even though you conditioned your boots they still look dry. Lexol is a light conditioner and can't hold a candle to Filson boot oil for conditioning. You'll understand this once you get the boot oil and use it. The snoseal will also darken the leather up a bit. Once these treatments seep in the boots will lighten back up so don't fret that either. While we are on the subject of mine versus yours there is no way they can be compared. Your boots are new, mine aren't. My boots have seen things for days on end that yours will most likely never see. Hell my boots are just beginning to get a patina on them. It takes years not days, weeks or months for leather to age. Another thing to keep in mind is your boots will never look like mine. How they age and how the patina develops is unique to an individual user. Even if you went where I went and did what I do your boots might look similar but that's about as far as it will go.
Ahh now I understand. I forgot to tell you how I applied it. First pass I put it on a cloth and then went over the shoe. Second pass, I put it on my finger and then would rub it into a small area. Then more, and rub in. And I'd keep doing this. I didn't really think there was a wrong way to do it. If you've got a suggestion, I'm open to a new method. I was apprehensive about spraying the lexol right onto the shoe.
Originally Posted by Crane's
Bridle leather, Chromexcel, Predator and Cordovan are all vegetable tanned leather in whole or in part. Filson boot oil is specifically made for vegetable tanned leathers. There's nothing in it other than the oils and waxes that's used in the tanning process. If I didn't have a steady stream of Filson boot oil and snoseal I would be using Obenauf's products. LP was specifically invented to protect leather footwear in really nasty environments. Sound familiar? Obenauf says they made the oil to protect things like horse tack, saddles, boots and so on that are used in less harsh conditions. That should sound familiar as well. Many people have used Montana pitch blend but I'm not to sure about it. It has pine tar in it and it's my understanding that this component isn't all that good for leather. Same goes for Wolverine boot oil. It has the essential oils and waxes but there's pine tar in it. Other things to avoid is petroleum products and animal fats like real mink oil.
So for general care Filson boot oil or Obenauf's oil.
Gonna expose them to water, mud, muck, cow crap and so on you use Snoseal or LP in addition to boot oil.
Very, very informative. Please god tell me I bought the right stuff. http://www.filson.com/products/boot-oil.55101.html
That is the stuff I got. Do I put it on the same way I put on the lexol, or do I use the hair dryer like the sno seal.
There was also this at filson. I did not buy it. I did not think it was the right stuff. http://www.filson.com/products/filson-s-oil-finish-wax.69033.html