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Can one apply renovateur too frequently? I'm not speaking of applying too much in a single application but rather doing frequent light applications to help get a stubborn pair of Scotch grain boots to break in a bit quicker.
 

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Not really.
If the shoes are hand patinaed or crust leather: yes, renovateur can be too much. Scotch grain probably is okay.

I think a better way is to wear them at home so the heat of your feet breaks them in, though.
 

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If the shoes are hand patinaed or crust leather: yes, renovateur can be too much. Scotch grain probably is okay.

I think a better way is to wear them at home so the heat of your feet breaks them in, though.
Correct if it were patinated or crust leather. However this would become blatantly obvious after the very first application of renovateur. The way Op phrased his question makes me believe he’s already done it before with no Ill effects, in which case he may continue doing so as often as he likes.
 

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Correct if it were patinated or crust leather. However this would become blatantly obvious after the very first application of renovateur. The way Op phrased his question makes me believe he’s already done it before with no Ill effects, in which case he may continue doing so as often as he likes.
Granted!

I imagine the mink oil in renovateur is the actual softener, so you could try that, too.
 

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Does anyone know what the proper products to use for Utah grain leather is? My understanding is that it has some extra fats or oils added during the tanning process, so I was wondering how I should treat it. AKA what Saphir products are a yes, and which are a no? Thanks

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Does anyone know what the proper products to use for Utah grain leather is? My understanding is that it has some extra fats or oils added during the tanning process, so I was wondering how I should treat it. AKA what Saphir products are a yes, and which are a no? Thanks

Here are the shoes.
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When i asked I was recommended renovateur
 

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Correct if it were patinated or crust leather. However this would become blatantly obvious after the very first application of renovateur. The way Op phrased his question makes me believe he’s already done it before with no Ill effects, in which case he may continue doing so as often as he likes.
Thanks. Yes, they're standard Crockett & Jones dark brown country and scotch grain calf. Both had an initial application out of the box, and I was wondering about doing another thin application (and maybe one on the inside in the toe box) to help the break-in process.
 

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Thanks. Yes, they're standard Crockett & Jones dark brown country and scotch grain calf. Both had an initial application out of the box, and I was wondering about doing another thin application (and maybe one on the inside in the toe box) to help the break-in process.
I doubt if it will have a huge effect, you'd probably be best off with what @JFWR said, just wear them at home regularly and break them in without too much discomfort.
 

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I doubt if it will have a huge effect, you'd probably be best off with what @JFWR said, just wear them at home regularly and break them in without too much discomfort.
Thanks. The Islay boots are breaking in slowly but normally. Funnily enough, it's the Boston loafers that are presenting a problem. They seemed to have broken in normally over the Summer and were getting quite comfortable. In the last couple of wears, though, just the left shoe is pinching my small toe in and under the next toe over the course of the day. It's the damnedest thing after having been comfortable for a few months.
 

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Thanks. The Islay boots are breaking in slowly but normally. Funnily enough, it's the Boston loafers that are presenting a problem. They seemed to have broken in normally over the Summer and were getting quite comfortable. In the last couple of wears, though, just the left shoe is pinching my small toe in and under the next toe over the course of the day. It's the damnedest thing after having been comfortable for a few months.
Yeah that's really annoying. I usually massage spots like that, so the leather becomes more supple. It usually helps, although it will probably do less for shoes that were basically already broken in..
 

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