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