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post #2791 of 2800

Anyone

This shoe cream is perfect for treating leather but keeping the color http://www.shinola.com/shop/neutral-shoe-cream.html

and check out this brand if you haven't heard of it http://bickmore.com/

post #2792 of 2800
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You can use wax, but there is better stuff out there. Shinola has great stuff made for high quality leather, Sno-Seal is absolutely amazing for water-proofing, and Bickmore products (particularly bick 4) are great. I personally use all 3 on mine. Id shy away from a lot of Red Wing's boot oil stuff because if you look at some products it is says on the bottle "not recommended for suede or fine leathers." Which is dumb bc that's what I own.

 

Nice! Thing is... I don't know where to found those around here. 

post #2793 of 2800
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Nice! Thing is... I don't know where to found those around here. 

This shoe cream is perfect for treating leather but keeping the color http://www.shinola.com/shop/neutral-shoe-cream.html

and check out this brand if you haven't heard of it http://bickmore.com/

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=sno-seal+beeswax&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=33030781688&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=18427837281341961842&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_6ha654431j_b

post #2794 of 2800

The Beckmans look amazing.

post #2795 of 2800
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I doubt that guy cares if you asked about color options or not, so dont be rude.

That wasn't meant to be rude, but a clarification.
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I have Beckman's and 2 IR's with the nitrile cork that the Blacksmiths have.
The Beckman's commando sole would work better maybe in 'gravel or wet rocks,'  the difference aint much bc the lug of the sole isn't substantial enough.
If youre walkin in that often, the only heritage line boots I would suggest are the 877s which I own and can vouch for in such conditions. Or go buy hiking boots.

Thank you, this is the kind of answer I had been looking for. It's finally something to work with, as most other answers you can find on the web only deal with traction in snow and ice.
post #2796 of 2800
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You can use wax, but there is better stuff out there. Shinola has great stuff made for high quality leather, Sno-Seal is absolutely amazing for water-proofing, and Bickmore products (particularly bick 4) are great. I personally use all 3 on mine. Id shy away from a lot of Red Wing's boot oil stuff because if you look at some products it is says on the bottle "not recommended for suede or fine leathers." Which is dumb bc that's what I own.


"Fine leathers" is not referring to the kind of leathers that red wing uses. It is referring to the leathers used in dress shoes and such, not the heavier oiled leathers red wing uses. Sno-seal is not appropriate for suede or fine leathers either, unless you are looking to "dub" a pair of suede boots.

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"Fine leathers" is not referring to the kind of leathers that red wing uses. It is referring to the leathers used in dress shoes and such, not the heavier oiled leathers red wing uses. Sno-seal is not appropriate for suede or fine leathers either, unless you are looking to "dub" a pair of suede boots.


This makes some sense.

I still stray away from buying red wing's oil/conditioner products. I bought them initially but once I tried using other products I think the quality is much better. But that's just me.

I highly recommend using sno-seal on the 877s if you own them (or any leather boot you want to waterproof) It darkens the leather but it makes them water proof which allows me to stand in shallow water for periods of time like while I'm fishing or what-have-you. I know red wing will say that they were already water-proof but probably not %100 true.

post #2798 of 2800
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I doubt that guy cares if you asked about color options or not, so dont be rude.
I have Beckman's and 2 IR's with the nitrile cork that the Blacksmiths have.
The Beckman's commando sole would work better maybe in 'gravel or wet rocks,'  the difference aint much bc the lug of the sole isn't substantial enough.
If youre walkin in that often, the only heritage line boots I would suggest are the 877s which I own and can vouch for in such conditions. Or go buy hiking boots.

The 8146 Moc-Toe is my choice for winter and nasty days. I coated mine heavy in HDLP and wear them with heavy socks.
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The 8146 Moc-Toe is my choice for winter and nasty days. I coated mine heavy in HDLP and wear them with heavy socks.


Yeah the heavy lug vibram outersole on those are so nice in the winter. I have the ice cutters that have em and I love them

post #2800 of 2800

Hey guys,  New to the forum.  I have a pair of Red Wing Postman Oxfords in a size 7US which fit perfectly.  Should I just be getting the same size for the Gentleman Traveller or Iron Ranger?

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