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How to protect boots against snow and salt

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by spatten, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. spatten

    spatten Senior Member

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    Guys, I just moved to a state that will have significant snowfall and use large amounts of salt to clear the ice. Â I just purchased a pair of Grenson Tor boots, that I will specifically be using for these upcoming wintery conditions. Is there anything I should do different to care for these shoes, or protect them - as I know they will be used for the bad conditions? Thanks, Scott
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    It's my understanding that it's mainly the salt that will destroy leather, so be sure to brush and rinse them off thoroughly before putting them away (with trees, of course). And polish more often, obviously.

    I doubt that's any news to you, but that's all I can offer.
     


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    Dubbin - marketed now as 'Chelsea Leather Food'. Comes from England and I just got a sample in the shop. Looks great http://www.bayshoredist.com/pg2.html Put some on this morning, rubs in nice, easy to work, water beads right off, smells nice and even enhances the brown leather tone I tried it on.
     


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    You might want to try some Obenauf's. The Leather Oil would probably be good with some paste wax polish on top.
     


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    Thanks guys, I hoped everyone wouldn't mind another shoe care thread.

    Take care,
    Scott
     


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