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Will Obenauf's also help with salt?
In that it prevents salty slush from sticking to the boots, yes it will help.
But it is no guarantee that you will avoid salt stains.
If I walk through salty water, I wipe my foot wear down as soon as I can. Just a quick stop in the bathroom and a wipe down with toilet tissue helps prevent salt stains. You do want the salt water to dry on the boot.
 

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Jumping in here with a related question!

I just bought these J&M Baird chukkas and they have an "oiled full-grain leather" upper (https://www.sierra.com/product/index/786vr/?colorFamily=01&itemCode=786VR-01-8.5-M). I would like to wear them to work (business casual) on rainy and slushy days.

Would something like the Obenauf's oil be a good protectant, or could these oiled leather shoes handle the LP?
They could definitely handle LP. They will get darker. So you might put a dab on the heel to see how you feel about that. Let it “dry” for a day or so after the test. I think the leather lightens just a bit after you initially apply it.
 

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