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
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.
I like the way altberg explains leather boot care.
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.
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
>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
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...)
OP, do this
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
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.
Here is our group at Rockford WWII Days last September.
No shit Anon.
Where are you guys out of. I'm Wisconsin.
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.
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.