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Then put them on a shelf and never wear them; their color will change as time goes by if you use them. I haven't found that my appreciation for the aesthetics of chromexcel has changed at all after applying Obenaufs LP, but it does get a bit darker. Im sure you will still like the color.
My understanding is that Horween says Chromexcel needs no treatment when new, but the Obenaufs will really help protect against road salt, so I use it on my ultimate indies. I've found that sno seal doesn't darken leather as much, but I don't think it conditions the leather as well as Obenaufs does.
I'm no expert, but Obenaufs and sno seal are all I use on boots. I've found Obenaufs to be a little better conditioner and sno seal a little better (read: longer lasting) waterproofer.
Im a 10.5D in Red Wing and just about every other shoe on earth. Sizing down 1/2 on the EE width Danners did not promote a proper fit. I was swimming in the toe box. An insole might have corrected this a bit, but having to add an insole for a proper fit in a boot is generally frowned upon. I ended up getting a size 10D Mountain Light 2 30431X on sale and the fit is much better. Im not swimming in the toe box at all. Super heavy socks might be a problem, but my typical Icebreaker hiker weight sock fits fine, and I imagine the suede will stretch out a small amount as they break in. The achilles area is a bit bothersome at first, but I have read this goes away after break in. I have worn these for about 5 hours, if that so far, so I cant complain. So far I really like the boots. Im bummed they are only offered in EE, as the last they are built upon is not really as narrow as they make it seem. Im really digging the Rainforest Heathman. Thats a sexy boot
New to the forum after lurking awhile. Summer is over and now it's time for some hiking. Feelin' those Danner MLII's. I just had my foot measured and am an 11.5D. What size would anyone suggest? No store ~ me carries them. Also, any good deals online with these boots currrently? Thanks for any responses.