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Dress boots and winter salt.

moltoelegante

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You can minimize absorption of the salt water by keeping the leather well oiled/waxed. Wash off the salty residue with a water/vinegar mix, allow boots to dry, then apply more mink oil/wax.

Result (on my Barker boots):

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You can minimize absorption of the salt water by keeping the leather well oiled/waxed. Wash off the salty residue with a water/vinegar mix, allow boots to dry, then apply more mink oil/wax.

Result (on my Barker boots):

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I spoke to a cobbler about this exact issue today - I’m often out for meetings so wearing rubber overshoes isn’t really an option with nowhere to toss them and cleaning them once I get where I’m going, outside of running to the bathroom and grabbing some paper towels, isn’t a great option either. He suggested the water vinegar mix BUT with a drop of clear dish soap added and then reapplying some wax or mink oil at the end of the day. 60% water, 40% white vinegar mix and a drop of soap.
 

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