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Does anyone have an amazon link to the certain type of oil that they put on their DB? There are a few mink oils out there
 

 

The consensus seems to be mink oil is not too good for the type of leather you find on the DB. Leaves a sticky residue that many find hard to get off. Personally I prefer and recommend Obenauf's leather oil (for moisturizing) and LP (for water protection). Looks like you can get them for under $10 bucks each on ebay.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Obenaufs-Heavy-Duty-Leather-Oil-8oz-/110945208798?pt=Apparel_Merchandise&hash=item19d4d989de&vxp=mtr

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Obenaufs-4oz-Heavy-Duty-Leather-Preservative-/360205848201?pt=US_Men_s_Athletic_Footwear&hash=item53ddf10e89

post #6152 of 6889

What colour are these?

http://www.asos.com/Clarks-Originals/Clarks-Originals-Desert-Boots/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=738046&SearchQuery=clarks&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Brown

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post #6154 of 6889

Saw those at a local Journeys last week. Looks sick.
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The consensus seems to be mink oil is not too good for the type of leather you find on the DB. Leaves a sticky residue that many find hard to get off. Personally I prefer and recommend Obenauf's leather oil (for moisturizing) and LP (for water protection). Looks like you can get them for under $10 bucks each on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Obenaufs-Heavy-Duty-Leather-Oil-8oz-/110945208798?pt=Apparel_Merchandise&hash=item19d4d989de&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Obenaufs-4oz-Heavy-Duty-Leather-Preservative-/360205848201?pt=US_Men_s_Athletic_Footwear&hash=item53ddf10e89
To be fair Obenauf's also leaves a sticky residue but it's supposed to. It's basically waterproofing the leather with a sticky layer of wax. After a week or two of wear the stickiness does wear off.

Honestly Obenauf's is kind of overkill for 80% of the people in this thread. It is designed for people who are constantly getting their shoes wet and messed up. I doubt many people here get their clarks wrecked beyond a few rain puddles and grass.

Personally I do use it because I also do some light hiking in mine and they do get wet a lot. But for most applications I would recommend something like Otter Wax instead. It's the same general product as OBNF but a bit milder. It's much less darkening on the leather too.
post #6156 of 6889
I used obenaufs oil on my beeswax DBs

The LP is for my work/motorcycle boots.
post #6157 of 6889
May be too flashy for some but I'm definitely a fan of this:

It suppose to be brown


post #6158 of 6889
After seeing my uncle is a pair of gray suede clarks, I want em!

Is amazon the cheapest to get them shipped to Canada? My last pair I got at the bay on sale for about $110... Yes on sale, we get raped here in Canada
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I turned my beewax leather into dark brown, with leather conditioner + DB polish =|

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I turned my beewax leather into dark brown, with leather conditioner + DB polish =|


What kind of leather conditioner?

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What kind of leather conditioner?

shoe leather condition from jos. a banks

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Anyone seen/tried these new Desert Legends on in person? They look cool; wish it came in leather.

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Anyone seen/tried these new Desert Legends on in person? They look cool; wish it came in leather.
I'd hit if the sole wasn't so thick
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Anyone seen/tried these new Desert Legends on in person? They look cool; wish it came in leather.

Yeah, sole is pretty brutal but they don't look that bad imo.

post #6165 of 6889

those beeswax look pretty good darkened !!

 

I want to get a pair of those originals, I have the bushacre ones and I'm not really a fan of the type of leather used. It's too suede like.

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