This was before my AM-coffee, misplaced the question mark. Thank you for your time, DW. This surely gave me some more insight in how the conditioner works on the leather. I have been less adamant with regards to conditioning over the years as some of mye earlier footwear shows signs of overconditioning, my shoes and boots are now only subject to conditioner sparingly and when in need. I would love to try Bick4, but I still have about half a gallon of Lexol in my closet as the shipping from the U.S. to Norway is often the major cost; I'll have to order some next time.