Just picked up a pair of 875 in Original leather. Do I have to apply anything to the leather before I start wearing them in the snow or otherwise? They came with Red Wing Leather Cleaner which I am guessing is not needed at the beginning, but any sort of wax or anything else? Does it come with a wax coating from the factory.
Nope. If you end up saturating the leather to the point of your socks getting wet, you could then think about Obenaufing them for the future...but not many people on SF tend to put their boots through that.