Originally Posted by thelastquestion
Don't do this to boots. Trying to speed the break in process by saturating a leather with oil is a terrible choice, and one that will be detrimental to the structure of the leather long-term.
Whatever you do, do not coat the edges of your soles with shoe grease or a conditioner. They don't need it, and softening the soles will only lead to premature wear.
This is a style forum. People are wearing their boots for appearances, not only for work. Coating your shoes in a deluge of shoe grease will ruin their appearance.
There are other (and better) suppliers of leather than Horween. Only a fool would think that Horween is the authoritative source on leather.
Stop shitting up this thread with your stupidity
Yea, I only do it to all my Alden shell cordovan boots and shoes (all 12 pairs), my 744 and 721 wolverines, my std wolverines. my Trickers shell cordovan and calf boots, my Herring calf boots, my Ralph Lauren BOWERY boots, my Westco Boss and Roughriders, my Russell Moccasin boots and shoes , my Quoddy loafers moccasins and boots, my Eastland and Sebago made in usa ALL LEATHER SHOES...and the pair of WWII boots I own that are still flexible as the day they were made. I have been using it for over 50 years IT JUST RUINS THEM ALL.
Mr stupid, read about what it is and does before sticking your head up your butt with a statement like that.
Next: Name a better USA supplier of shell cordovan and horsehide then Horween genius. West Coast Shoe Company is not a customer, they do not use premium horsehide or std horsehide.. There are LONG waiting lists of companies waiting for deliveries of it to make boots/shoes. The companies STOP production and wait for deliveries, Mr genius why not tell those "other" companies so they can supply the factories.. bawwhahah
FYI Huberds has been around for decades much longer than the new trendy stuff and is and has been used on premium leather (including soles) for years to keep them flexible. Most companies try and do as well making leather absorb the proper combination of oils, It does not ruin their appearance and it DOES NOT CAUSE PREMATURE WEAR. Internet genius.....
As to your assumption about fools, a fox smells his own hole first, foxy boy...now go back and play on your carpet in your pretty boots.....