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Ok I’ll do as you suggest I’ll still new to add water when polishing, won’t I?.
Does wet lesther feel rougher at touch?

It does, yes.

You don't -need- to add water to polish, but if you do add water, just use a drop or two.
 
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If you’re feeling really impatient you can heat gun your shoes (the spots that you’re waiting on) for like little 2-5 second intervals. Be careful though, the leather can get burnt so small, short, and targeted heating is best

I believe this is unwise to do.
 

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For those of you who have had topy soles added on, Does it make much difference to grip, insulation a more bouncy feel when walking ?

Am thinking of getting them on my pair of Loake Burfords boots. They currently have leather soles.
 

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There was a link to a great shoe care overview video posted recently (October?). I can't seem to find it - I should have bookmarked it. Does anyone have it?

TIA
Found it! Here is the link to the post and the link directly to the YT video.
 

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Where do you buy your Obenauf’s in the EU?

I have only managed to find one place - Iron Heart Europe - they want €30 for shipping the smallest 4 oz tub.
 
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Where do you buy your Obenauf’s in the EU?

I have only managed to find one place - Iron Heart Europe - they want €30 for shipping the smallest 4 oz tub.
You might be better off using saphir dubbin, mink oil, macademia, etc. For the conditioning properties, Saphir is easier to get I believe.
 

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For those of you who have had topy soles added on, Does it make much difference to grip, insulation a more bouncy feel when walking ?

Am thinking of getting them on my pair of Loake Burfords boots. They currently have leather soles.

It does make a lot more grip, I am not sure if there is any real insulating properties, and it doesn't really add much bounce. It's too thin and usually really hard rubber, so I don't think it's that much difference.
 

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