I am currently using Mink oil for my black leather 1000 Miles and TBC Tackhead boots. Are there any drawbacks with using mink oil instead of Obenaufs? Has anyone compared the two? Thanks. If you apply too much, mink oil has a tendency to flake especially at the creases. I don't know if this happens with Obenaufs. I've used mink oil on everything from my Indy boots to my Schlesinger briefcase to my baseball glove. There have been no problems.