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Two specific entry points. I mean, the lack of a storm welt probably had something to do with it.
I don’t think leather boots are really designed to protect from the wet. Not much the manufacturer can do. Any experience of storm welts? Do they actually work? To me , they’ve always seemed like a chocolate fire guard. How can something porous protect against water ingress?
 

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Two specific entry points. I mean, the lack of a storm welt probably had something to do with it.
Maybe. Haha. Fwiw I have my non storm welted “rain” boots in Rain last for summer in Florida (rain every afternoon) that have a generous helping of mirror shine and beeswax wax stuffed into the welt joints. Works well when I wade through puddles. No leaks so far. Not sure how that would work in colder climes.

Your boots look sophisticated and hearty, leaks notwithstanding.
 

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I don’t think leather boots are really designed to protect from the wet. Not much the manufacturer can do. Any experience of storm welts? Do they actually work? To me , they’ve always seemed like a chocolate fire guard. How can something porous protect against water ingress?
Funny you ask. Yesterday, in the fits of a snow storm, I wore these C&J Conistons. Wore them in DEEP snow for about two hours. Not a single drop of moisture penetrated.
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Maybe. Haha. Fwiw I have my non storm welted “rain” boots in Rain last for summer in Florida (rain every afternoon) that have a generous helping of mirror shine and beeswax wax stuffed into the welt joints. Works well when I wade through puddles. No leaks so far. Not sure how that would work in colder climes.

Your boots look sophisticated and hearty, leaks notwithstanding.
Thanks, Doc!
 

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