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I wonder if it would be good for the FAQ to include a link to this page from the Agatine Eyelet: Obsessed With Alden that discusses the performance of various Alden soles in the rain: http://theagatineeyelet.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/rain/.

 

I found this there:
 

"Plantation Crepe – Great traction and rain resistance, but the leather tip can get funky and peel back when it gets soaked."

 

The fact is leather soles are leather. At the Wolverine blog they suggest using waterproofing on the leather soles of their 1000 Mile boot. I have done this in the past and it does help in preventing the leather from soaking up water.

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^^^ I've treated my leather soles with Obenauf's LP, and it does seem to help avoid absorbing water, at least for a while. I need to reapply it as the surface of the leather sole wears down though.

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^^^ I've treated my leather soles with Obenauf's LP, and it does seem to help avoid absorbing water, at least for a while. I need to reapply it as the surface of the leather sole wears down though.


Yes, it helps if they are roughed up a bit. Leather soles are dense, I use a hair dryer - it heats the leather and allows the the conditioner to soak in. I do at least two coats

 


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so good.
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Yes, it helps if they are roughed up a bit. Leather soles are dense, I use a hair dryer - it heats the leather and allows the the conditioner to soak in. I do at least two coats

i use vegetable oil. it is cheaper and works just as well if not better.
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These blue suede makeups look awesome with chinos
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leather soul plain toe barrie boot with crepe sole -- worn to death then restored469
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i use vegetable oil. it is cheaper and works just as well if not better.

Try Canola oil next time. It's a step up from veg with leather.
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Try Canola oil next time. It's a step up from veg with leather.


Are you guys kidding?

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Try Canola oil next time. It's a step up from veg with leather.

I use "vo5 hot oil". It nourishes the leather sole, leaving it feeling silky and smooth.
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Originally Posted by zazaza View Post

so good.

nice. I wear mine with the officer chinos also

those shoes look good with brown laces too if you want to get crayzay
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I use "vo5 hot oil". It nourishes the leather sole, leaving it feeling silky and smooth.


I see what you did there. 

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Pic Taken before they were sent back from Eddie's Shoe Repair

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Pic Taken before they were sent back from Eddie's Shoe Repair

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Which Eddie's Shoe Repair? They do Cats Paw soles and heel?

 

 

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