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post #1471 of 2549
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Originally Posted by thedeuceofclubs View Post

I recently received some Red Wing 213's (Oxblood Mesa) , pic attached :D

 

 

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I do not know how best to care for them. On Red Wing's site, it says to use Mink Oil. But I have heard that Mink Oil is a bit of an archaic method, and that it also significantly darkens the colour. I am considering using Obenauf's LP instead. Does anyone have experience with this?

 

They will inevitably get soaked (I ride a motorbike in Bangkok with them), is there anything extra I should do to protect them?

 

Obenauf's LP is the best - by far, and I have tried all the rest. I also use Filson boot oil. I usually do a coat of the boot oil then later apply the Ob. If you want to really weather proof them use a hair dryer and heat up the leather before you apply the Ob. Nice looking boots BTW...

post #1472 of 2549
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Originally Posted by seer View Post

Obenauf's LP is the best - by far, and I have tried all the rest. I also use Filson boot oil. I usually do a coat of the boot oil then later apply the Ob. If you want to really weather proof them use a hair dryer and heat up the leather before you apply the Ob. Nice looking boots BTW...

Agree. Boot oil for regular conditioning (Filson or Obenauf boot oil are both fine), Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP or Snoseal once in a while to waterproof them. Boot oil also provide a little bit water resistance, but not as strong as the heavy duty stuff.
post #1473 of 2549
- Picked up a pair of new old stock 1905 centennial moc toes over the weekend
- I undertsand it was a limited run, but does anyone have more info about them? (leather, numbers produced)
- What is the best way to nourish the leather as they have been sitting in a storage room for at least 6 years? (obenauf's LP, Montana pitch blend, RW mink oil)
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post #1474 of 2549
i've been using RW shoe cream in neutral on my beckmans
post #1475 of 2549
Got a pair of Iron Rangers. Finding that they're rock solid, but everytime I put my feet into them, they take a little time to get comfortable. In fact, they almost are painful in the first 2-3 minutes. Anyone else feel this way?
post #1476 of 2549
Where is the cheapest place to get Iron Rangers in a size 10?
post #1477 of 2549

Hi,

 

i bought Red Wing 9030s. I really like them, the leather is smooth, the construction is nice. A cool boot.

 

I owned red wings and i remember that they required a break in period to feel nice.

 

The 9030 is quite tight in the toe box and i´m not sure if i should return them or take the risk and hope a few weeks will stretch the leather enough for my small toes to feel comfortable.

What is your advice?

post #1478 of 2549
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Originally Posted by seer View Post

Obenauf's LP is the best - by far, and I have tried all the rest. I also use Filson boot oil. I usually do a coat of the boot oil then later apply the Ob. If you want to really weather proof them use a hair dryer and heat up the leather before you apply the Ob. Nice looking boots BTW...

I have used mink oil initially, and then followed it up with, about 6 months later, a coating of montana pitchblende. Amazing stuff...seems to weatherproof, improve suppleness and even out the scuffs.
post #1479 of 2549
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Originally Posted by deveandepot1 View Post

Where is the cheapest place to get Iron Rangers in a size 10?

eBay sellers.
post #1480 of 2549
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Originally Posted by myk7000 View Post

Got a pair of Iron Rangers. Finding that they're rock solid, but everytime I put my feet into them, they take a little time to get comfortable. In fact, they almost are painful in the first 2-3 minutes. Anyone else feel this way?

same with me.i got the iron ranger brogue,so stiff and quite uncomfortable after long walks.people do say that they take time to break in.

post #1481 of 2549

Venetian Shoe Cream.  Can be had at www.oakstreetbootmakers for $5.

 

 

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Originally Posted by jaoben View Post
- Picked up a pair of new old stock 1905 centennial moc toes over the weekend
- I undertsand it was a limited run, but does anyone have more info about them? (leather, numbers produced)
- What is the best way to nourish the leather as they have been sitting in a storage room for at least 6 years? (obenauf's LP, Montana pitch blend, RW mink oil)
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post #1482 of 2549
3140. such a gigantic step up from the clarks i was wearing before. break-in was a little brutal. they were pretty tight and took quite a while to stretch out, width-wise, but they're perfect now.
post #1483 of 2549
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Originally Posted by mr. burns View Post

3140. such a gigantic step up from the clarks i was wearing before. break-in was a little brutal. they were pretty tight and took quite a while to stretch out, width-wise, but they're perfect now.

How did you size in relation to your Clarks Desert Boots?

post #1484 of 2549
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Originally Posted by aussiejake View Post

How did you size in relation to your Clarks Desert Boots?

-1 from clarks.
post #1485 of 2549

Anyone ever use the red wings leather protector and naturseal stuff? What is it for? Got it for free with my shoes. Picked up a pair of 8165. Looks like there isn't much info on them. What kind of leather is it? 

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