Boot treatment/polish/waterproofer

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Never really used much on boots except spray can scotch guard. I have never had a pair of leather boots over $100 either. I was just wondering what people are using on their boots to help keep the water out and the leather on the softer side as they get older and wet /dry over and over. I tried doing some research but there are so many products out there claiming to all do the same thing basically. Cabelas has their own polish, Sno-Seal, silicone, spray sealer...........what are you guys/girls using?
 

miller1

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i use G wax from lathrop & sons and cabelas has obenaufs treatment, both are very good
 

Curtis C

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Obenaufs on mine. I started using it when I bought my first pair of Red Wing work boots. They lasted 4 years with quarterly treatment. Thats pretty darned good considering they are regularly subjected to gasoline, engine oils, coolant, and other solvents daily.

C
 

a3dhunter

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Obenaufs on mine. I started using it when I bought my first pair of Red Wing work boots. They lasted 4 years with quarterly treatment. Thats pretty darned good considering they are regularly subjected to gasoline, engine oils, coolant, and other solvents daily.

C
same thing here, holds up better than the other "wax" that I've used.
 
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Obenhauf's is awesome stuff and put 10 years on my last pair of La Sportiva mountaineering boots with it.
Just a word of caution...those of you wearing Kenetrek boots, Do Not use Obenhauf's. Because of the different glues Kenetrek uses, the Obenhauf's will delaminate your boots. I am using the Kenetrek boot treatment and have had no issues the last 3 years with my boots.
 

Lawnboi

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Just keep in mind, alot of companies dont reccomend Obenhaufs because it causes rand separation in some makes of boots. I know lowa dosnt reccomend it either.
 

Ross

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I have been using Nikwax with a coating of Techtron applied over the top. Many years ago in some outdoor article this was supposed to have been the best option available for waterproofing. Has worked for me.
 
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