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so I bought a pair for Corcoran jump boots for reenacting
what's the best oil or other treatment for them?
what's the best way to break in all leather boots?

I've never owned a pair of all leather boots, just some Merrells and Oboz, so I don't know how to care for the leather
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I use obenaufs lp for winter rain/ boots that will get muddy at the beginning of the rainy season. Obenaufs leather protectant for a quick coat on top of it after washing them off.
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Mink Oil Or Brown Kiwi shoe polish and scrub the absolute fuck out of it.

And another guy doing Airborne... sweet Christ.
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If you use mink oil remember how qt minks are. Also, when I was looking for a picture I saw some mink in a cage. Probably in a Chinese farm.
He appeared to be blind in both eyes but half his face looked rotten, like a zombie.

That's what you're supporting when you buy it.
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>>669177

No one cares
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>>669177
I'd tell you to go sick on a dick, but you'd complain that it's not vegan.
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>>669190

No he is right. None of us care.
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>>668978
I like the way altberg explains leather boot care.
http://www.altberg.co.uk/leder-gris/product/leder-gris-original/

Take note how there's a high wax content to protect against moisture and dirt.

As for breaking in, just keep wearing them. Using water tricks and such can backfire.
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>>668992
yeah, I know, there are already too many airborne guys
but my reenacting unit doesn't do 101st or 82nd like everyone else at least

>>669177
>probably in a Chinese farm
and this I why I don't give a shit
nothing will stop the Chinks from horribly mistreating animals for money

>>668991
>>668992
>>669254
thank you
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>>669177
Mink oil is a waste product to fur production, one that has a bunch of other (hidden) applications too. (Also, retards hating fur no matter what is the entire reason fur farming went to heartless chinks...)
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>>669289
Let me guess, 1st Allied Airborne 509th, or 13th?

I do 17th SS Pioneers.
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>>669450
>>669450
517th PRCT actually
here's a pic of us at an event in October

the camo paint is aircraft grade primer and engine enamel (both spraypaint), which the 517th actually used

I was previously borrowing boots two sizes too big and stuffing the toes to compensate
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>>669596
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OP, do this
>>668991
Obanauf's is legit. You can also use Huberd's, but it smells like a campfire.
If they are good shoes/boots and they fit correctly the break-in period should be small or feel comfortable right away
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>>668978
Kiwi and lots of walking. Everything else is just a meme. Dafuq you think the airborne used?
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>>668978
I wear them for eryday use. But beware. Bven when broken in the heels are super hard. I fucked mine up pretty good on my first hike. Its tough leather ment to last. But mink oil (technically bad breaks down leather whatever) inside and out after a good soak should do it.

Pic related. Everyday in a machine shop for the past 9 months and multiple 3 day hikes.
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>>669596
Here is our group at Rockford WWII Days last September.
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>>669863
shit, wait, Rockford was September
that pic (>>669597) is us there, I just got the dates mixed up

that's cool
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>>669896
No shit Anon.

Where are you guys out of. I'm Wisconsin.
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>>668978
I have a pair of all leather Frye boots that have lasted me years.

My regular process is to clean them with saddle soap, treat/seal them with Nikwax leather conditioner+waterproofer and then polish.

The cleaning/conditioning only needs to be done a few times a year unless they get really dirty. Polish as needed when they get dull.
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>>670257
we're out of all over the Chicago exurbs, from O'Hare on out to Plano
except one guy from MI
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>>670445
There are several event is Central WI you should look at.

> Pioneer Village is May 20th-22nd in Saukville, WI
It's a new event on it's second year but the first year went over very well and they want to expand.

> Iola Military show (usually the 1st or 2nd week of August) We call it the battle of the farb, the battle is piss poor, but the shopping is really good.
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>>668978
This guy >>669702 has it. Kiwi Saddle Soap. Rub it in, wipe it off. Repeat as necessary, especially before and after getting them wet. The leather will last forever that way.
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>>670667
heh, I've got family in Appleton, so I've actually been to Iola
probably can't do Saukville
there's an IL event our unit usually does, and I usually miss it because of finals
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>>671335
We need to get together at Rockford or maybe Iola. Go around the SS encampment and ask for "The Stug".

I use to belong to the 401st Glider Infantry, they always set up by the church.
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>>671368
yeah, definitely
keep an eye out for the only airborne guys with spray painted camo, that's us
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>>671385
or 82nd pathfinders did it to.
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>>671387
I think 82nd had brushed on camo
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>>671368
hey, some other guy in my unit says he might know you
are you butter bean?
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>>671561
Yeah. Was String Bean, then butter bean back when I was a skinny fuck.
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>>671725
my friend does 12th AF up at Oshkosh
he says he knows you
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>>671730
Oh yeah, the Bomber Group.

I have not been there in a year or two.
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