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Robert Woods
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Leather Boots

Post by Robert Woods » Sun Nov 10 2019 21:53

I have a pair of Zamberlan trecking boots I've had for years for fishing. How can I keep them in good condition as they are looking "sad" at the moment. I have been using shoe polish on them.

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Re: Leather Boots

Post by Richsheff » Sun Nov 10 2019 21:59

Im sure my dad uses " dubbin " on his.

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Re: Leather Boots

Post by Derek Kelly » Sun Nov 10 2019 23:57

Leder gris wax. Use it on lowa mountain gtx
Altberg recommend it too
https://www.altberg.co.uk/leder-gris/pr ... -original/

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Re: Leather Boots

Post by Mercman » Mon Nov 11 2019 08:58

Derek Kelly wrote:
Leder gris wax. Use it on lowa mountain gtx
Altberg recommend it too
https://www.altberg.co.uk/leder-gris/pr ... -original/
Cheers, just bought some for my Army goretex boots. I have been wondering what to polish them with, never done it so far, but this stuff looks to be made for them.
Delboy is actually only 65 years old, I had to confess!

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Re: Leather Boots

Post by Mike J » Mon Nov 11 2019 09:19

Rob,
I was supplied Zamberlan Treklites as my work boot, I was averageing over 100miles a week (+120 when measured once) and never wore any other boot expect for wading.

This is what I would do;
Remove the laces and insoles.
Scrub the exterior hard with warm water, pay special attention to the all the stitching and join along the rand to remove any old 'polish'.
Dry in normal air indoors, it will take around a week.
When you are sure the boots are dry use solid Nikwax, the melt the tin over hot water or gentle heat and use your finget to rub it all over the (warm) leather, keep adding a coat of melted wax until the leather will not accept any more, usually four or five coats before they are throughly soaked.
And that it!
The odd coat every couple of years or so, a few replacement laced and they will last until their goldblock sole wears away!

Zamberlans and gaiters - there is nothing better.

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