The only reason I used the insoles was because I had them laying around and they helped provide some cushioning when walking on hard surfaces. I've been wearing my Horweens without them and they are really fine. The only thing that bothers me is if you step on a pebble or some gravel you can feel it through the sole.
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I coated a pair of my desert boots with two coats of Obenauf's LP (Sno-Seal should also work), melting each coat in using a hairdryer (and paying special attention to the welt). Sure, they're not completely waterproof, but they're close.... The trick was to make sure that the rough edges of the welt were completely covered in the wax. Of course, either of these will darken the leather.
The Horween Clarks Desert Boots are based on exact UK sizing. In standard Clarks, I can go down half a size from my American usual size. I wear the Horween in UK 8.
Browns shoes has a sale with good prices on clarks db for anyone in canada. Beeswax is excluded though
So any word on whether Amazon has the beeswax in the new, dark leather or original, lighter leather? They took em off the site for a while because there was something wrong with their stock according to customers. Could they have been talking about the newer leather?
Promotion!:If you haven't subscribed up to Amazon's emails, they're offering a 20% discount when you sign up. That makes the beeswax $68 right now in my size.