- Oct 15, 2010
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I guess the perfect Styfo answer is get both... but since I don't own any waxed flesh boots, I'm leaning towards NWF.
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I've had my natural WF Roberts for about a year now. It's an extremely tough leather. After the wax wears off, you can simply re-wax it with venetian shoe cream (per Nick Horween) to get the waxed properties back onto the leather. I've done it 2x and it turns a slight shade darker every time. I love waxed flesh and am getting brown WF next. I do like how predator orange ages though.Got my Urban Loggers in the order queue, but really struggling between the predator orange and natural waxed flesh leather options. Can anyone provide insight or advice on which color to select? I'm not using these boots for anything in particular, so leather durability isn't an issue. I'm selecting the leather purely on aesthetics, and right now I like both pretty equally. Thanks.
Very, very nice! The natural edge goes great with the chocolate.Ahoi.
Well what have we here. Since the customs were a little bit suspicious I had to pick it up at the local custom station. Good the lady was quite impressed and was fair with the calculation in the end, everything went smooth and professional.
So the wait is over.
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Builder pro chocolate, natural edge and clastic toe.
Wore them in the first days during our first snow in a decade. Pleasantly surprised by the little squish the v100 sole adds, very comfortable. The celastic toe is unrecognizable, no downside. Break in time non existent because the leather is great and somehow I fit in nicks boots like a glove. No rubbing or pressure points.
The difference from 55 to 67 last isn't that much. Ares approved!
10inch vs 8 inch
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This is now my hight, I kinda have to sell some 6 inch boots.
Nr 4 toe looks great and gives toe wiggle room even with celastic.
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And I really like the leather, rough out is excellent and can be made into something like waxed flesh with the smiths balm, considering it still. The leather is 8oz but still soft. It lacks a depth of color of some dress leathers but it also gives a confidence, being very resistant, and the combination with rough out ads an element of constant change.
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Curious if others have any other perspectives on this, but any of the CXL's should be most heavily impregnated with waxes throughout the leather which should help with water-resistance. I don't know if I would decide based on this, they're all going to be pretty tough and in a 6-7 oz weight for durability's sake.Random thought... what's the most durable/water resistant of the casual leathers? I'm guessing waxed flesh, maybe predator?
Been thinking when I get my Hotshots resoled, I'd go with the thicker, non-stitched sole stack, and get a pair of Urban Loggers as a lighter weight lug-sole option for general hiking and adventure purposes.
I dont suppose many have the breadth of experience to comment adequately but my experience with waxed flesh has been good (with the caveat of it being maintained regularly). My Domaine pair is also quite good. The work leathers can get there but it seems to me that they run the opposite in so far as they dont start water resistant but can get good over time with applications of Obenaufs. This too must be maintained. So, my take on my limited experience is that waxed flesh is really good and can remain that way if maintained semi regularly... domaine (similar to CXL) is good and seems to have longer staying power and the work leathers start no so good but it can be developed.Curious if others have any other perspectives on this, but any of the CXL's should be most heavily impregnated with waxes throughout the leather which should help with water-resistance. I don't know if I would decide based on this, they're all going to be pretty tough and in a 6-7 oz weight for durability's sake.
Here's a review on some waxed flesh UL's after heavy use with good pics: