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post #16 of 39
need updates on the 721 ltd as well. I know you torture those on the trail as much
post #17 of 39
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Yeah I torture them. This is what they look like right now. Def in need of a good cleaning, a lot of boot oil, a SnoSeal treatment and some elbow grease. I'm supposed to help out at a CCW class on Sunday and the shooting part will be done on an outdoor muck infested range. I'll clean them up after we are done. My guess is all will be fine and they'll have one helluva a patina going as well.

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post #18 of 39
These pictures look so weird! Your right shoe is on the left and left on the right. What's going on, man???
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Yeah I torture them. This is what they look like right now. Def in need of a good cleaning, a lot of boot oil, a SnoSeal treatment and some elbow grease. I'm supposed to help out at a CCW class on Sunday and the shooting part will be done on an outdoor muck infested range. I'll clean them up after we are done. My guess is all will be fine and they'll have one helluva a patina going as well.
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post #19 of 39
Thread Starter 
LOL! They are on the right way! Perhaps it's the angle and a bit of barrel distortion that's throwing you off.
post #20 of 39

Thanks man. These will look awesome after the treatments. How are the soles holding up after all this time?

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Edited by Brendan Burke - 2/26/12 at 11:59am
post #22 of 39
Thread Starter 
Cross post from the monster 1K review thread.....

OK so here's what my Addisons look like after a long Winter. Definetly battle scarred but that's to be expected. The weather in MO has been rather mild so rock hunting was the activity of choice. These boots have spent many hours on the gravel and mud bars of the Missouri, Loutre, and Osage rivers not to mention a few dozen small creeks. If anyone here spends any time doing the same thing I'm sure you know all about the black gooey muck found along a river basin. Way nastier than any cow pasture I've drudged through for sure. It also explains why some of the stains are here to stay. I don't think my leather guy could buff them out but then again he may have some magic up his sleeve as well. We'll find out when I get these resoled. I'm thinking this pair might get done up with a rather aggressive Vibram full sole similar to what's found on a logger's boot.

While I was at it I also oiled up my Saddleback satchel which is with me on all these rock collecting activities. Dang thing is tough as nails as well. All I did to both of them was to wipe off the mud and apply liberal doses of boot oil to each. Both are good to go for the Spring rock hunting season....

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post #23 of 39
I can't wait to see how these look re-soled!
post #24 of 39
how about the cordovan pair?
post #25 of 39
Thread Starter 
Cross post from the 1K monster review thread. Man do these boots look different after a year.


OK here's pics of my Addisons since I cleaned them up a while back. One thing you will note is they have lightened back up. As I said before boot oil will darken it a bit but over time as it dries the color lightens back up. Another thing to keep in mind is all vegetable tanned full aniline leather darkens (includes Chomexcel which is both Chrome and vegetable tanned) over time. The lighter the color of the leather the more pronounced this will be. I've seen natural and tan colored leather turn a deep golden brown after decades of use. Obviously the darker the color the less pronounced this will be.

More scuffs, more mud and water but still going strong. I said I was going to take pics during yesterday's dig but I was too busy digging.

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Side view. I'm thinking the right foot toe box is darkening faster because of all the "toe digging" I do. Most of my field boots show the same sorta thing.

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My basic dig kit. Good boots, a Filson shell bag, a Saddleback satchel and some light digging tools. In the satchel is a camera, notebook and pencils, a knife or two, Surefire flashlight, cell phone and of course a pistol. The easy pickings on this site has been done. Now you have to dig to find anything or wait for a gully washer rainstorm to find anything. Four hours of digging and I managed to find some hammerstones, a grind stone, some broken points and so on. Anyways....

As everyone already knows I wear or use all of this stuff in the field and I do not baby any of it. Whatever the weather or conditions when it's time to go it's time to go. All I do is maintain this stuff in a manner fitting to how I use them.

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Maybe next time I'll have someone with me and can get some pics of boots in action.
post #26 of 39
Would love some advice on how to look after the leather sole, mine got absolutely sodden wet last weekend and I let them dry naturally, then I used some RM Williams saddle & leather dressing on the whole boot, sole and all but now I am finding the sole has attracted a lot of grit and has developed a lot of scuffs and nicks, it is dry out at the moment.
I presume they will toughen up pretty quick but I'm concerned that I may have done something wrong, the RM Williams had been reputedly recommended and does reinstate moisture back into the leather.
Any advice would be most appreciated!
Thanks in advance.
post #27 of 39
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Some say it's OK to condition the sole. I personally do not and have no trouble with them at all.
post #28 of 39

Just got the brown addisons. I live in LA, so it'll be tough to get that nice of a patina, but i sure will try!! Thanks for the shoe porn!

post #29 of 39
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Hey no problem. Post pics and don't forget to condition them before you wear them.

Man are my Addisons beat up but I think I can bring them back to looking almost new. I might have to cheat a bit and use my leather guy's buffer to get those nasty abrasions out but I think a serious cleaning and a lot of rub a dub a scrub with a brush and rag would get most of it. Sounds like another tutorial idea?
post #30 of 39

yes a tutorial on the clean would be amazing!

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