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Leather Conditioner...on inside leather?

beachape

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I applied some leather conditioner (Lexol) to a new pair of allen edmonds. I was just wondering if applying leather conditioner to the inside leather is at all beneficial?
 

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lol this is like channel stitching for rubber soles
 

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Originally Posted by benjamin831
inside the leather?



Zagliani does this with their handbags
 

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Ha...i'm sorry. I meant the inside leather surface, where your sock would contact the shoe. I know the conditioner should be applied on the outside surface, but wasn't sure if the inside is prone to cracking etc. and would benefit from leather conditioner.
 

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Originally Posted by beachape
Ha...i'm sorry. I meant the inside leather surface, where your sock would contact the shoe. I know the conditioner should be applied on the outside surface, but wasn't sure if the inside is prone to cracking etc. and would benefit from leather conditioner.
Anywhere that it is leather can benefit from occasional conditioning. Lexol in the brown bottle is what I would use--it's not greasy and is absorbed quickly.
 

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Originally Posted by DWFII
Anywhere that it is leather can benefit from occasional conditioning. Lexol in the brown bottle is what I would use--it's not greasy and is absorbed quickly.

I'll second this and also do it to my leather stuff.
 

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A friend of mines says I am ridiculous, but I put obenauf's leather oil on the inside surface of all of my shoes as soon as I buy them. The vegetable tanned lining soaks the stuff right up and it makes it really supple right away and totally water proof. I put this stuff on the uppers of a pair of shoes before I knew better and now they are bulletproof to anything that touches them. Of course the finish is destroyed and they are totally matte and oily, but I even tried holding a flame to them to get the stuff out and no effect. Apparently it was created by this firefighters who was sick of having to buy boots constantly from the water and extreme heat.
 

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I can't imagine why this would be necessary. I've never had a pair of shoes crack from the inside out.
 

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Definitely helps to waterproof the shoes.
 

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