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Originally Posted by mogili222 View Post

Thank you for the response. Does Red Dog darken quite like the regular Brown when you apply Obenaufs? Tried to look for pictures but could not find any of this leather oiled. 

Yes, it darkens. It actually darkens a lot, but I'd say within two weeks it is mostly lightened back up. In that photo is has probably been three or four months since I applied Obe's LP, and they are about the same color as when un-oiled. If you constantly oil them, they will never lighten back up, but it isn't good for the leather to keep oiling it anyway.

I won't get a chance tonight, but in the next few days I'll try to oil them and take a photo of one oiled and one not. It's about time to re-treat them anyway because it has probably been close to a year since I did it last.
post #4232 of 4471

A product to treat leather that is NOT water based will darken the leather. The heavier based products all darken the leather.

 

Reason: water evaporates oil/grease/honey/tar etc does not...the leather just absorbs it.

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Thank you @andy b. and @LouieBailie

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Just ordered my second pair of Bounty Hunters...my other pair (smooth distressed) is my favorite pair of boots that I own.  Hopefully this summer weather will help ensure the turnaround time is nice and quick.

 

9" Bounty Hunter

Semi-Dress last

#8 CXL everywhere

antique hooks and eyes (5 eyes at the bottom then hooks then a pair of eyes at the top)

close trim

single midsole (light brown)

Vibram 430

lined (brown)

single celastic

plain toe

block heel, lowered 1/4"

pull loop

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^ What colour is #8 CXL?
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Originally Posted by gregornz View Post

^ What colour is #8 CXL?

A burgundy/maroon/plum, depending on who you ask and what batch you get.  My black cherry Red Wing Beckmans are some of my favorite boots, but I really wanted to upgrade them to a pair of White's.  It's a distinctive color (read: not brown) yet matches with virtually everything.

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Originally Posted by LouieBailie View Post


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.....

Um, with all those boots, I'm guessing each pair doesn't get much wear. Perhaps some pics of boots that have actually been worn? For work (real work)? Yeah....
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Now you've done it. We just got him to calm down.
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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post


Um, with all those boots, I'm guessing each pair doesn't get much wear. Perhaps some pics of boots that have actually been worn? For work (real work)? Yeah....

I am not allowed to respond to this, it would hurt peoples' feelings. Yeah....

 

Every pic I post is of items I have and still wear, my stuff is kept in impeccable condition, at all times. Try it, if you are able.

 

"We just got him to calm down."  someone forgot to tell me......

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Originally Posted by westie187 View Post

Now you've done it. We just got him to calm down.

I hear Huberd's acts as a really nice soothing balm.
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Originally Posted by meso View Post


I hear Huberd's acts as a really nice soothing balm.


I use it on footwear and other leather products, you may use it anyway you feel that makes you happy:rotflmao:

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Here's a question... and one I'll email to White's in addition to hearing what you all think:

 

If you send boots with a cap toe in for a rebuild, do they replace the cap toe? 

 

 

 

If the answer is "Yes," that might persuade me to get a cap toe, as it would actually make the boot last longer and be more than just decorative.

post #4244 of 4471
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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post
 

Here's a question... and one I'll email to White's in addition to hearing what you all think:

 

If you send boots with a cap toe in for a rebuild, do they replace the cap toe? 

 

 

 

If the answer is "Yes," that might persuade me to get a cap toe, as it would actually make the boot last longer and be more than just decorative.


They will replace anything if you pay for it. You can send the empty box and get back a pair of boots.

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Has anyone sent boots back for the toe caps to be replaced?

 

At the point of having to replace the vamp, it seems you have to take the whole boot apart and so would essentially be rebuilding the boot.

 

Is it the same for the toe cap? Or can the toe cap be replaced with a resole while being significantly less expensive than just buying a new boot?

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