Originally Posted by kev777
Hi Fritzl Care to expand on this ???
sure. i use sole oil and/or leather grease. atm, i stick with leather grease due to easier access. both works excellent.
understood, that i wear rubbersoled shoes in foul weather but you don't have to be afraid when your leather soles get wet or "soaked" if they are well prepared.
regiment for the soles when soaked: clap the shoes two or three times to get rid of dirt and the liquid in the capillaris. brush the sole with the dirt brush vigorously. start applying the product. i use a dauber brush. this helps to seal the edge. finally finish the sealing of the edge with your thenar. be careful with that. it heats up quickly. stuff the shoes with newspaper and let them dry lying on the side.
when dry. slightly brush again with the dirt brush and apply another round of grease/oil. oil can need two or more rounds. you get a feeling for that easily. check the edges and work over them with the thenar. you can use a cotton cloth if you're afraid of burning your skin.
regiment when the soles are dry: same as above. be sure that the soles are slightly roughed up from wearing. otherwise the product won't penetrate into the leather.